I find all this breathless media babbling over the Dem candidates pointless. For all intents and purposes, they are identical. There is not one significant difference in them on any major issue. They all desperately want to raise taxes as high as they can get away with, they want to spend money even more wildly than Bush, they want to submit our foreign and defense policy to the UN for approval and they want the federal governemtn to become even more intrusive into your businesses, schools and home life. As I previously said, the main distinction is hair style. You have your basic pathetic '60's retro, JFK wannabe hair with Kerry, and your '80's dress for success, preppy scrubbed do with Edwards. Your sensible '90's corporate board style job with Clark, and the nononsense short and well trimmed head of Dr. Dean. The really bad hair guys, Gephardt, Lieberman and Kuchinich are history. It's also interesting that the party of class warfare has quickly ranked the challengers in order of personal wealth. Kerry-Heinz first, with the widow Heinz' ketchup fortune, rich brat and physician married to physician Dean second, personal injury lawyer Edwards third, and finally, motivational speaker and corporate board member Clark. Liberal public servants like Gephardt and Lieberman, who spent their careers toiling for the lower classes even without vast personal fortunes, were quickly rejected by the blue-collar yeoman of Iowa and New Hampshire. That's gratitude for you. I'll say this for the primary voters. They quickly grabbed on to the notion that the only important issue was electability. Gephardt and Lieberman were too boring and old school. Dean scares people, never a good quality in a pol. Clark has an unnerving Stepford wife quality about him, and seems to step in a new controversy every week. Kerry and Edwards, by contrast, are sleek, smooth and rounded. No sharp edges to distract or alienate. Kerry is tall and Edwards is handsome. What more can a Dem want?