Watch this ad by the Swift Boat Veterans. It shifts the debate away from "What did you do in the war, Daddy?"
Is Kerry touting his service, or his repentance, or is he repenting his repentance?
A lot of us have changed our minds about this period over the years, but we aren't running for President on the basis of military service that we later repudiated and then boasted about. Kerry chose to make it the centerpiece of his acceptance speech.
Fair game, it seems to me..