I've heard many make the analogy that Kerry '04 was the Dems version of Dole '96. But that is really unfair to Bob Dole. Dole was simply dull and uncharismatic, not totally ungrounded in reality. Why Sen. Kerry almost appears sympathetic to the idea of "reeducation" camps.
Maybe he thinks they're something like band camp. You know: "This one time, at re-education camp..."