Reid Thinks Bush Stole Election, And Thinks Kerry Was Right to Let Him Do So: Says A Lot About the Current Congress
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'Hardball with Chris Matthews' for Jan. 25
Read the transcript to the Thursday show
… MATTHEWS: What did you think your colleague John Kerry, the Democratic nominee last time around, who you worked hard for, dropping out of 2008 contention so early in the battle?
REID: Chris, I spoke on the Senate floor and it was really heartrending to me, to see him say he is not going to run. He did the right thing, I acknowledge that. But he came so close and that was such a terribly unfair election. Here is a man who is a hero, decorated war hero, and with the Swift Boat stuff at the end of the campaign, people wondered if he had even ever been to Vietnam. John Kerry is a good American. He has been a great senator. He will continue to be a great senator.
MATTHEWS: Do you think he was treated unfairly in the count or was it just in the campaign? Do you think he got a good count in Ohio, for example at the end of that election?
REID: Well, I think the Ohio count was bad, but he is a good American. He realized that it was time to end the election and not drag this on. I think some votes could have been changed in the state of Ohio, but John Kerry did the right thing. He just pulled the plug….