Kerry just quoted a Pottery Barn Rule: “If you break it, you fix it.” Uhhh, what? I’m guessing you don’t go to the Pottery Barn often. First off, the rule is you break it you BUY it, and we’re certainly not buying Iraq. Second, Pottery Barn doesn’t have that rule. They have glass stuff piled on huge stacks, and I’ve seen the staff wave people away when things get broken, saying, “Don’t worry about it, it’s fine.”
I can see why Kerry’s gotten this far, though. If you don’t know his history of positions, he comes off as very strong, very opinionated, and very presidential. He’s not a great orator, but he does seem presidential until you listen to him for a year straight, and watch his wild gyrations around issues, taking position after position.