Originally Posted by MWM
Ultimately, I think it was a mistake for Kerry to focus on Iraq. His change of position mid-campaign turned off a lot of people. In hindsight, maybe he should have made Iraq a non-issue by agreeing with going there and not making that a difference between him and the President. Then he could have focused more on domestic issues and the economy. I think focusing too much on Iraq was a losing battle for Kerry.
Agreed, yet I find it rather interesting that some of the pundits are now saying in hindsight, perhaps a more anti-war candidate, like Howard Dean, could have fared better. Personally, I couldn't disagree with that contention any more, if for no other reason that Dean wasn't electable.