Why Gigolo John?


I call John Kerry Gigolo John because I think it is a part of his character worth pointing out.

John Kerry has a habit of marrying women who are older and richer than him. And, when he doesn’t marry them, he dates them. They may not always be older than him, but they are definitely richer than him.

Here in the south, there are running jokes about the men we know who get divorced and sue their wives for alimony. It ain’t cool. It ain’t masculine.

Gigolo John fits the pattern. He mooches off of rich women until a richer woman comes along.

That’s not the type of fella we need in the White House during a war.

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Erick Erickson


  • The writer overlooks an important demographic fact. Increasingly it is the woman, not the man, who is the primary breadwinner in the American household. Soon a man may have no choice but to date an eligible female that out-earns him because there won’t be any other kind. Following this logic, within a decade most American men will be gigolos.

    I submit that it is a man of small worth who is afraid to liason with a woman of greater means. It begs the question, how do we value ourselves? By how much money we can earn, or by how secure we are in our own self-confidence as men?

    It seems to me that it would take a man of great self-confidence to woo a woman as worldly, powerful, rich, and outspoken as Ms. Heinz. Her endorsement for him as a man is a powerful endosement for John Kerry’s candidacy.

    As for this silly Gigolo John business, I hope that we can see more substantive issues debated here in the future. I was hoping to come here and discuss politics tonight.

Erick Erickson

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