Mark and others continue to spread the smear and continue to raise John Kerry's name when they can't think of anything else to say. Even when it has nothing whatsoever to do with the issue posted.
"However much we might prefer our elections to be decided on the issues, victory on November 2 will almost certainly be long to the side that propagates the most effective smear. For this reason, it is worthwhile to develop our understanding of the smear and of its peculiar niche in our political ecosystem. What is it that allows the smear to thrive? What are its haunts and its habits? To answer these questions, let us examine the life cycle of a particularly robust smear--the ad campaign of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth--within the confines of a single TV network (ABC). As we will see, the life cycle of a smear has four distinct phases."