June 20, 2005
Corsi Will Challenge Kerry
From the American Daughter Media Center
Dr. Jerome Corsi plans to challenge John Kerry for his US Senate seat in the 2008 election.
"I'm planning to actually establish residence in Massachusetts. I want to run against John Kerry in 2008 for the Senate. I've just formed an exploratory committee....", said Corsi in a recent interview with personnel from the American Daughter Media Center.
On Friday, June 17 Dr. Corsi spoke with ADMC's Dr. Rudy Bickel in the Washington, DC offices of the Iran Freedom Foundation, which was founded by Dr. Corsi. Here is a transcript of Dr. Corsi's remarks about his future plans:
Dr. Bickel: Dr. Corsi, you've got a doctorate in political science from Harvard. You've written two political books over the past year. And you're obviously heavily involved with your view of the future. Where do you see Dr. Corsi being in five years? What do you see your next step is to be?
Dr. Corsi: Well, first of all I enjoy writing. I've been writing I think almost all my adult and even teen-age life. Some of the first things I wrote were published when I was seventeen, eighteen years old. And I've been publishing consistently since then no matter what my career has been. I've always had writing as part of the activity that I was doing. So I see myself continuing to write no matter what else I do. God willing, I'll continue to write books and articles. I enjoy it. I plan on several. I've got two additional ones under contract right now.
The Iran Freedom Foundation is going to continue. We're going to work possibly even expanding it to an International Freedom Foundation. I've begun to get involved and will continue pressing for peaceful change in a variety of countries around the world that are suffering under tyrannies of one kind or another. I agree with President Bush. I think President Bush has set out a important statement in his second inaugural saying that freedom is in the heart of every human being and that if people around the world stand for liberty the United States will stand with them. So we need organizations such as we've created with the Iran Freedom Foundation, and possibly in the International Freedom Foundation, that can assist and work internationally with peoples around the world who want to win their freedom.
I'm an American, I'm not an Iranian. I'm not going to be of any of the other nationalities most likely that we work with. But as we involve people from those countries who want to win their own freedom we can express solidarity, we can be of assistance, we can develop methodologies, and we can work hard to see if we can spread freedom through the world in the next few years.
I continue to have political aspirations. I will...I'm planning to actually establish residence in Massachusetts. I want to run against John Kerry in 2008 for the Senate. I've just formed an exploratory committee. I'll be announcing that very quickly, that committee. Then I'll begin taking donations so that I can begin exploring what the possibilities are and seeing if it is viable for me to run in Massachusetts. I think it will be an important contest. I want to continue pressing John Kerry on the issues of the Viet Nam war. Viet Nam will be one of the countries that we take on in an International Freedom Foundation.
So I'm going to continue to be very politically involved. I've sold my interests in financial services businesses that I had. And I'm going to devote the rest of my life--again, God willing--to writing and to politics and being actively involved in developing a strong conservative agenda. And we can go ahead forward. I see more freedom in the world, more of the values that I stand for, family, religion, belief in God continue to have a strong place in the United States of America and around the world. That's what I plan to devote my life to.
(Audio of the interview is available at the American Daughter Media Center.)
Posted by at June 20, 2005 4:34 PM