It seems that Kerry’s strategy is to preserve his acceptability. He thinks Bush will screw it all up domestically and internationally and that as long as he is in the right place at the right time, he will win.
Although I think the strategy is risky, I agree with Kerry. He is not charismatic. He is not inspirational. He is “acceptable”. And that is the only thing he needs to focus on. Never interrupt your enemy while he is busy destroying itself.
Iraq will only get more chaotic. Afghanistan will continue to be a warlord-run third-world heroin-producing embarrassment. The economy will pick up slightly, but not enough. Gas prices will hit $3 this summer. A backlash is due.
Prediction: Bush will lose.