Edwards had the opportunity to crush Cheney on the vote that both he and Kerry made against the $87 billion post-war appropriation. Kerry keeps getting hit on this vote by the Bush people, and Kerry has never made a direct effort to try to explain this vote. Instead of taking his entire 90 seconds to explain this vote--to say it was the right vote--he spent some time repeating previous points and only took the opportunity to explain the vote in the last 30 seconds. This is a big, big mistake. Kerry needs to find an opportunity to explain, at length, his vote, and to turn it around and argue that the points he made then were right and if the administration had taken them seriously the war would have gone differently--and better.