Interesting points on Teddy. Is he just using "his boy" Kerry's nomination as his personal last stand in the presidential political arena, or is he truly helping the Democratic cause by attacking.I don't think he's less credible or respected than other Dems when it comes to the majority of swing voters, I don't think the majority of swing voters could name many Senior Senators, and I don't think his method is really any different than the Republicans.I think mostly he's just been around so long he's easy to label. He does have his own style that can rub some people the wrong way but I personally think the Dems need to stay on the offensive and Ted is good at that.Summing up a complex situation with a memorable sound bite, i.e. something "stupid and simplistic" is something the Bush administration has turned into an art form.Ted's just fighting fire with fire.