This is so well written, I had to post a link:
Dear John Kerry
John Kerry yesterday launched a 25 Million dollar advertising campaign in 18 states. He hopes to regain momentum in the election, but he still hasn't answered the most important question: What do you want to do?
Here's a translation of an open letter to John Kerry written by journalist Poul Høi seen in the Danish Newspaper Berlingke Tidende
Dear John Kerry:
I read that you fell off your bike over the weekend. I'm glad you weren't hurt.
Forgive me - but maybe there's a deeper metaphor in your tumble.
You had donned all your smart equipment, your helmet, your shoes, and your bike was the proper, manly brand... and you looked sharp, as the Americans say. And then you took a nosedive.
I had the privilege of meeting you during the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries earlier in the year, and like the other listeners, I too thought that you then looked and sounded sharp. You had a message, a simple but captivating message, and you had a background and a biography that backed you up.
Then you fell down.
Because now three months later I'm skeptical: What do you want to do? What is your vision?
In 1996, when President Clinton sought re-election, he had four themes and he couldn't say good morning, good afternoon or good night without repeating them, healthcare, medical insurance, environment and education. Healthcare, medical insurance, environment and education.
You have had a new theme every week. One week it's the economy, another week it's the environment, and a third it's your big healthcare plan, and the fourth week National security, and you have had six different major slogans. The latest was "Together we will build a Stronger America."
..and so on. It sounds like good advice.