Friday, January 23, 2004

What's Wrong With John Kerry?

It appears that not everyone shares my appreciation of John Kerry. Frank McGahon finds him "creepy", and notes that Mickey Kaus is of a similar opinion.

I don't see what there is about Kerry to be creeped out by, and if there's one thing I know about Mickey Kaus, it is that he often likes to be contrary for the sheer sake of it. Kerry's hardly perfect, but at the end of the day, politics is about picking the least bad option from a range of unappealing choices; still, I'd be interested in hearing what gripes people have about him. He's no fire-breathing Howard Dean type, but apart from that, what is there to make him so unappealing?