WASHINGTON - Sen. John Kerry initially voted in favor of a Republican-sponsored resolution calling on President Bush to explain his strategy for success in Iraq. Minutes later, the Democrat changed his vote.The scene underscores the risks facing every politician trying to determine an appropriate and politically wise response to war that's become increasingly unpopular with the public.Here's my suggestion for Democrats facing these choices. Choose integrity. Stop trying to pander to fickle public opinion and figure out the popular choice, because you will fail. Do what you know is right, regardless of what the current Zogby poll says. Be leaders, not followers. Choose integrity.
Friday, November 25
Associated Press writer Liz Sidoti writes about the tough political choices facing Democrats who may want to run for president in 2008.