Conventional wisdom

I’m seeing a lot of, you will forgive the expression, chatter…about John Kerry and how his candidacy is already doomed, doomed I tell you, doomed.

Of course, a lot of it is coming from the same people who were nattering on last year about Iraq’s WMD’s and the joy with which our troops would be greeted, so you have to take it for what it’s worth.

Look, Kerry’s obviously not a perfect candidate. But, come on. He’s up against a guy who can barely stumble his way through a single coherent sentence, let alone a complete press conference. And frankly, any of the leading Democrats would be getting this treatment right now. If Howard Dean were still the frontrunner, we’d be hearing endless commentary on his lack of experience, not to mention that uncontrollable temper of his. If John Edwards had won, the airwaves would be full of blather about trial lawyers — not to mention his lack of experience.

But despite how terribly Kerry is supposedly doing, he’s still running neck and neck with Bush in the polls.

There’s a long road ahead before the election. Right now the Republicans are just trying to throw out as much crap as possible to see what sticks.