But who is John Kerry? "Liberal," "flipflopper," "aloof," "uncharismatic," "solid," and "the real-deal" are just a few of the ways he has been described by the public and media. With less than a hundred days to the November presidential election, John Kerry remains a mystery.
Boston Globe columnist Joan Vennochi discusses why the Globe has been so tough on Kerry, and what she thinks is missing in Kerry's biography.
Kerry biographer Douglas Brinkley helps fill some gaps in the John Kerry story, and discusses whether or not the brave war hero bio is enough to trump Kerry's voting record.
Newsweek's Richard Wolffe talks about why he thinks the Republicans have been successful at framing Kerry as a "flip-flopper."
Tune in to hear what the media and voters are saying about Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.
Joan Vennochi, op-ed columnist, The Boston Globe
Douglas Brinkley, author of the Kerry biography "Tour of Duty"
Richard Wolffe, covering the Kerry campaign for Newsweek magazine
Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst and a senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.
This program aired on July 27, 2004.