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Bob Shrum New Book: Strategist Told Kerry He'd "Never Be President" If He Voted Against War In '02

03/28/2008 02:44 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Senator John F. Kerry voted for the Iraq war resolution in 2002 after weighing the political ramifications and being told by his future campaign manager that he would never be elected president in 2004 unless he sided with President Bush on the issue, according to a forthcoming book by Kerry's former strategist.

The book by veteran Democratic Party strategist Robert Shrum, titled "No Excuses," paints a portrait of an often-dysfunctional Kerry presidential campaign in which senior strategists clashed with each other.

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