Via Drudge comes this summary of a forthcoming Newsweek story that interviews the man, the myth, the Frankenstein monster hisself. A snippet:
The deeper problem may be Kerry's personality, which may be too distant or reserved to win mass affection. As Thomas left Kerry's house in November, Kerry called out and followed him down the street. Kerry wanted to show a letter from a schoolgirl that had been left on his stoop. The letter read, in part, "John Kerry, you're the greatest!" Kerry looked into the reporter's eye. "The pundits have never liked me," he said. "Is it the way I look? The way I sound?" He seemed vulnerable for a moment, then caught himself, smiled and walked home to his empty house.
First in schoolgirl crushes but alas, last in hearts of his country's pundits. Yeh, that explains it.
Whole thing here.