Christopher Jon Bjerknes
John Kerry has again proven himself to be a neo-Conservative saboteur in the Democratic Party. In his bid for President of the United States, Kerry dominated the debates in the primaries, with the help of Al Sharpton and an alternatively mute and self destructive Howard Dean. It appeared that Carol Moseley Braun smelled a rat, but she is one of many brought down by petty issues and had little power to prevent the Kerry victory. After winning the Democratic primary, John Kerry and his wife Theresa Heinz did a very good job of ensuring his defeat in the general election. Heinz' "support" appeared less than half-hearted.
It is odd that the North Koreans have suggested that they will engage in six-party talks. This move favors George Bush and the Republican Congress. The timing is very suspicious, because if North Korea had done nothing at this time it would have helped the Democrats, and if North Korea had detonated a second nuclear device, the effect on American voters would have been uncertain potentially going either way; but vindicating to some extent Bush's non-foreign policy is a quite strange gesture. It will be interesting to see what happens in the next few days, and then after the election.