Remember the awful Demo Convention in Boston, where our battle-hardened warrior declared, "I'm John Kerry and I'm reporting for duty!" Mark Steyn wrote something like, "Given that the man is a self-confessed war criminal, the audience should have dived for cover." Perfect!
Honestly, someone in the man's campaign should have physically restrained his right arm a long time ago so he couldn't keep saluting at every available inopportune moment. And so he couldn't start throwing a baseball every time he steps onto the tarmac, just so he can pretend to be a "regular guy."
The guy's creepy for a lot of reasons, including his transparent phoniness. But the Vietnam obsession is downright scary.
He HAS to keep bringing up Vietnam, it's about the ONLY thing that he's done - unless keeping a chair warm in the Senate for 20 years means something. His 20 years in the Senate has produced the most lukewarm record that they (his campaign) HAD to find something for him to run on. Granted, he messed up the Vietnam experience too, but it boiled down to they had to try to find SOMETHING. Which is why 90% of his campaign is just complaining about Bush.