BOSTON, Massachusetts (CNN) – Former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry told donors at a Boston fundraiser for Barack Obama Monday night that John McCain is "dangerous" for the direction of the country.
Kerry listed Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and North Korea as examples of foreign policy issues that he believes Obama has had more foresight on than McCain. He also noted that even the Bush administration has fallen in sync with Obama on several positions recently.
“John McCain is still stuck on the low road express,” said Kerry. “He doesn’t get it. He’s even dangerous, I think, for the direction of this country.”
Kerry accused McCain of repeated flip-flopping and going back on his word of running a clean campaign He also poked fun at McCain’s economic credentials.
“I don’t know if you know this,” joked Kerry, “John McCain is looking for someone for vice president who has more economic expertise than he does. So congratulations to all of you, you’re on the short list.”
UPDATE: The Republican National Committee blasted Kerry's remarks. (after the jump)
That wasn’t the only joke up the Massachusetts senator’s sleeve.
“I asked Barack what he wanted for his birthday and he said, ‘just three things: Indiana, Colorado, and Virginia.’”
As he wrapped up, Kerry introduced Harry Connick Jr. and his daughter, Kate, who sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to Obama.
UPDATE: The Republican National Committee blasted Kerry's remarks.
“One of the few people who have less credibility on national security than John Kerry is the freshman senator from Illinois," said RNC spokesman Danny Diaz. "Barack Obama should focus on bolstering his paper thin resume as opposed to having surrogates level distorted attacks against Senator McCain.”