Tony Blankley wonders who John Kerry was talking about when he said last weekend: "Ive met foreign leaders who cant go out and say this publicly, but boy, they look at you and say, Youve got to win this, youve got to beat this guy, we need a new policy, things like that." The truth is that he hasnt met with any, ewhich then makes the Kerry remark especially stupid. Does he really think that (aside possibly from the Florida donors he was talking to) this is to his advantage in the presidential contest? Does he really think that Americans will be more likely to vote for him because Chirac and Schroeder would prefer to have him in office rather than Bush? What his comment reveals is that he--just like Reagans opponents in the 80s--is as embarrased by the Bush presidency and regrets that Americans are seen as Cowboys. This is the heart of the reason he is a Massachusetts liberal and will not be elected. I venture to suggest that a very large minority of Democrats cannot have enthusiasm for such a candidate, with such inclinations. This point is related to this report in the Boston Globe about how the Demos have exagerated the turnout for the primaries. "Democratic turnout in the partys presidential primaries through Super Tuesday was generally low -- in the aggregate, the third-lowest on record," Lewis Gans said, Terry McAuliffes hype to the contrary notwithstanding. Im beginning to think thagt this whole primary run, Deans lead, and Kerrys underserved vistory, is nothing but a media creation. Im betting they cant keep it up, no matter how many mistakes the Bush campaign makes.