Dick Morris explains why George W Bush is going to trounce John Kerry:
[B]y nominating Kerry, the Democratic Party has chosen to embrace its left wing, eschewing the lessons it so dearly learned in 1980, 1984 and 1988. By marching to the beat of its activist minority, the party has once again put itself outside of the pale of mainstream thinking.
When John Kerry joined the extreme left in voting against the first Gulf War in 1991 or in opposing the Defense of Marriage Act – a bill backed by all but 14 ultraliberal senators and signed by President Clinton – he showed himself to be out of step with the center where most voters live.
Good news for Republicans. John Edwards would have given the Democrats a chance. Instead, the Democrats have given Bush four more years.