jimfl, at Everything Burns, sez:

The Democrats are running a very nice Republican for president this year, and I hope you consider this alternative.

Which is a much nicer, wittier way of putting things than I was able to the other day. OTOH, characterizing Senator Kerry as a Republican with regard to his career record is possibly off the mark. But the underlying point – it’s hard to distinguish policy differences between most professional US politicos, and it’s disheartening – is valid.