. . . Wednesday November 17, 2004

Welcome Back Kerry

This week, John Kerry became the first losing presidential candidate to return to the Senate in more than three decades. He received ovations whenever his name was mentioned. But one imagines that it might have been nice to at least have some alone time to grow a beard.

Kerry continued to leave open the possibilities for a 2008 run. He’s already got a headstart with more than $45 million left over in his campaign bank account (might there have been a place too spend that dough such as, say, Ohio?).

Kerry explained: “It is so premature to be thinking about something that far down the road. What I’ve said is I’m not opening any doors, I’m not shutting any doors. If there’s a next time, we’ll do a better job. We’ll see.”

Still choppy and meandering. He’s got four more years to condense that answer to a clear and conscise soundbite.

Concentration is important!