You might want to brace yourself for the information I'm about to give you. It may not be suitable for young children, the easily offended, or people with heart conditions. Viewer discretion is advised.
John Kerry...is not likable.
A recent poll of 20 political figures, including people thinking about running for President, showed Kerry came in 20th out of 20 in likability. I know, it shocked me, too. But, we can get through this together. We just need courage, the kind of courage Kerry showed in his days and days in Vietnam...
Okay, even I can't stay that sarcastic for that long. Is anyone really surprised by this? Kerry isn't exactly oozing with charisma. But he is oozing with something else: an eltist attitude that can't be shut off, even when he's trying to appeal to average people like you and me. Whether it's looking completely dorky windsurfing or telling a "botched joke" where he insulted our soldiers, he simply doesn't know how to connect with people outside of his circles. Al Gore had the same problem and we all know how he turned out.
And if Kerry's poor showing in the likability poll wasn't bad enough, check out this quote by Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute ( the people who did the likability poll):
This is bad news for Kerry. Americans know who he is, and have pretty much decided they don't like him.
Yeah. And the sun is really, really hot.