A Front Runner Already?

With a strong team and solid credentials, John Kerry is attracting the Democrats who matter

It may be the scariest thing you can say about a Democratic presidential candidate at this early stage of the game: John Kerry is starting to look like a front runner. "Perish the word--please!" the Massachusetts Senator said last week when that possibility was gently broached. "I think of myself more as an insurgent against George Bush and the Establishment."

That's a bit of a stretch, coming from a fellow who went to a Swiss boarding school, who favors Hermes ties and who's married to Teresa Heinz of the condiment megafortune. With the public at large, Kerry has yet to make...

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