Is it just me, or are Kerry and Gore remarkably similar candidates? They both made an effort to seem like New Democrats but abandoned that junk when it no longer suited them. From privileged backgrounds, they were groomed almost from birth for the Oval Office (Bush is from a privileged background too, obviously. But the decision to run for president seems to have come relatively late in life). For both Gore and Kerry, their first allegiance politically is to the environment. They claim to be opposed to big business and special interests, except when big business and special interests are cutting them checks. They both have a finely honed ability to take cheap shots at their opponents while sounding like they’re above the fray. Speaking of how they sound, they both come across as astonishingly arrogant and stiff. I could go on, but I really think this is might shape up like a Gore-Bush redux.