Date: May 1st., 2005
Sent to but not published in the Boston Globe

What on earth is in John Kerry's mind?

He is a senior member of the Democratic Party here in Massachusetts but he will not attend the Party Platform convention. He is clueless -- the grass roots are what gives him power. He owes the Democrats an appearance at the platform convention to fight for his ideas. If he objects to gay marriage let him come before the Convention and give a reasoned argument for his opposition.

He did not shy away from the Vietcong. He did not shy away from opposition when he energized the peace movement in the 1970's. Why is he shying away from a fight now. Has he grown too comfortable in his incumbency?