Although The Democratic Party is confidently poised to nominate him as its candidate for the 2004 Presidential election, John Kerry remains a mystery to some American voters. He is essentially all over the place: a war hero, protestor, prosecutor, father, hockey player, windsurfer and the husband of Teresa Heinz. It’s no secret that politicians are best characterized by one story, like The Teflon Man or The Man From Hope. While presidential conventions are usually about shaping a candidate’s issues, it’s more about shaping the man this year.
Brian Mooney, reporter at the Boston Globe and co-author of “John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography by the Boston Globe Reporters who Know Him Best”
Evan Cornog, Political Historian, and author of “The Power and The Story: How the Crafted Presidential Narrative has Determined Political Success from George Washington to George W. Bush.”