Kerry in '08?
It would seem that Massachusetts senator John Kerry may run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. I do not know if trying for a second time would be better for him, but let's look at history. Since Adlai Stevenson in 1956, Democrats have not renominated a past losing presidential nominee.
Kerry would enter a crowded field that would include Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, former North Carolina Senator John Edwards, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, or former Vice-President Al Gore.
But the war veteran senator is pretty much intellectually boring. Even though he may have outfought President Bush in the presidential debates back in 2004, his long-winded answers and his campaign mistakes (remember his quote - "I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it.") just made people feel very small, and comparing him to Bush, voters picked the lesser of two evils.
I really do not see it. The last sitting senator to even win the presidency was John F. Kennedy in 1960. He lacks passion and I don't really think he would be able to rouse up interest in the electorate to consider voting him into the White House. Of course, he has potent connections in the Democratic Party, but he has his chance.
John Kerry, step back and let someone else go for it. You are yesterday's news.