Jonah Goldberg writes in NRO’s Corner: I really didn’t like Al Gore and I’ve disliked Kerry for not particularly dissimilar reasons. Gore was a panderer, he was arrogant, aloof, he saw government as a solution to any problem etc etc. I think you can make a very similar case about Kerry, though I understand there are differences too, particularly on foreign policy.
But wasn’t it George Delano who said that anytime anyone is hurting, the government must be there to help them? Methinks the similarities run a little broader than Mr. Goldberg would like to admit.