I finaly took the time to read

Zev Chafets column last night.

“John Kerry is not a bad man. He probably wouldn’t make a bad President. But he is a bad candidate in a terrible situation. He represents the wing of the Democratic Party that is imbued with a sense of its own moral, intellectual, cultural and social superiority. In short, he is the standard bearer for the unbearable.

These people don’t comprise a majority of the electorate or even Democratic voters (how could they and remain an elite?), but they have convinced themselves that they and their candidate – if packaged properly – will prove irresistibly attractive to lesser Americans.”

I take issue with the first two points. The rest do ring true, however.
It’s worth a look.