Note below Prof. Klinkner's ambivalence about Kerry, an ambivalence I have to say I share. But--and I can't believe I'm actually to the left of Phil on this--I have no ambivalence about voting for the man. I'm voting for Kerry because: a) I'm furious that Bush screwed up a war that was justified and could have been a serious step for transformation of the Middle East; b) I'm still pissed off about the Bush tax cuts and; c) I'm much more confident in the sort of people that Kerry will appoint to the thousands of positions under presidential control. Those are more than enough to get me over all the ambivalence I have about Kerry.
That said, I can't think of ONE quality of the man himself that I admire or respect. There are polls where they match a "Generic Democrat" against other candidates and then ask you how you'd vote. There's no question I'd vote for the Generic Democrat against Kerry. So I ask our readers: can anyone tell me ONE Kerry-specific characteristic to cure me and Klinkner of our ambivalence? Is there anything good about Kerry other than that he's the Democrat on the ticket?