The Boston Globe notes today that some ’08 Dem hopeful’s are “stepping up their message to the left.” The article weighs in on various names that have been thrown out a possibilities, including John Kerry:
Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts has renounced his own vote in favor of the Iraq war. He has also proposed an exit strategy for Iraq. His troop withdrawal plan is ”among the most aggressive and progressive. Without a doubt, John Kerry has burnished his Iraq credentials for progressives,” says Tom Mattzie, Washington director of MoveOn.org, which had the nation’s fourth-richest PAC in 2005.
One of Kerry’s major assets is his mostly liberal, activist-donor list of three million names. The 2004 Democratic nominee’s last-ditch call for a filibuster against Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr. may have failed, but for his fund-raising efforts it was a huge success: His [Alito filibuster] campaign added nearly 80,000 names.