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John Kerry starts blogging

Over at DailyKos, John Kerry posted a blog 'diary' last week discussing a recent episode of MSNBC's Hardball show.

Here's a subject suited for true hard ball, on Hardball: four years of failure - enough is enough - why hasn't Osama Bin Laden been captured or killed, and how will he be destroyed before he next appears on tape to spread his disgusting message?

As Beltway Blogroll points out, it took him quite a while to get around to it.

Much has happened in the nearly 450 days since Democrat John Kerry lost his electoral battle against President Bush. ... Through it all, Kerry, a man who wanted to be president and who still holds a seat in the Senate, stayed well clear of the blogosphere. ...

But nothing moved Kerry to speak his mind online. Nothing, that is, until a television talk-show host compared a film director with a terrorist on the run. When MSNBC's Chris Matthews played hardball with Michael Moore by comparing Moore with Osama bin Laden, only then did Kerry feel compelled to join the conversation at Daily Kos. ...

The Daily Kos community celebrated Kerry's presence in their world. The entry generated nearly 1,200 comments, and a follow-up "thank you" post from Kerry had generated nearly 700 more by this evening. ... Kerry's post left more than a few people skeptical that he was indeed the author. So many questioned the authenticity of Kerry's diary, in fact, that Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas Zuniga had to confirm it

Oh, and Kerry's P.S.?

P.S. I want you all to know that I’m reading your many comments. My wife Teresa reads blogs passionately, and I follow blogs too, and I’m glad I can be a part of this – and frankly I’m not worried about taking some slings and arrows along the way. I’ve faced worse! So keep the comments coming -- good, bad, hopefully not indifferent.

Previously here at P&T:
2008 candidates and the blogosphere
Why Congressman Conyers Likes to Blog
Ghost-written blogs: Everyone does it, but should they?
John Glenn blogs his endorsement
Is blogging too risky for politicians?
Jerry Brown: The Blogging Mayor
Congressional Blogging at DailyKos
Candidates that Blog

Posted on January 23, 2006 in