One of the reasons Senator John Kerry's gaffe, where he seemed to suggest American soldiers in Iraq were uneducated rubes, is that it reminds voters of something, the Democrats would like to keep under the rug: left-wingers generally hold the military in disdain.
It's like that here in Canada too.
Recall during the last federal election those anti-military TV ads the Liberals put together "Soldiers in our streets . . . Soldiers with guns!"
And just as those ads ended up hurting the Liberals, Kerry's idiotic "joke" will end up hurting the Democrats.
But it probably won't be enough to head off what seems to be an impending Republican Götterdämmerung.