... more specifically DaveK ... still take that seriously! What DOES that say about the electorate you expect to vote for you? No wonder the Democrats think we are too stupid to save our own money for our retirements. They are courting the votes of people that might fall for that joke.
As to Kerry's whine, I can only surmise that his only chance of getting the nomination in '08 is to foment the base that believed the 2000-stolen-election lie, and get enough Dems to believe any excuse (BUT the fact that he was a pathetic candidate) for losing in '04. However if this tactic is successful in getting him the nomination, he will lose even bigger in '08 no matter who the Republicans put up, because the so-called independent voter is going to see him for the sore loser he is. They will also have four more years of lackluster Senate performance. It will be interesting. There are some prominent MA Republicans that could challenge his Senate seat (also up in '08), and they are more likely to run for that seat if he has split priorities. He's not like Lieberman in 2000 who didn't even do so much as one debate in CT for his Senate seat while running for Veep. The Republicans didn't put up a competitive candidate and I think Lieberman won like 65% of the vote. As liberal as MA is, I don't think he'll be able to just mail in a Senate run (vs. say, Bill Weld again?) while running for Prez. And he'll have to make up his mind on that during the primary season. T'will be interesting to watch