John Kerry will not run for President in 2008.
Well, that is a load off the brain. I voted for him in 2004, of course, since there are few people I can think of who would not be a better President than George W. Bush (but hey, don't count the Republicans out; they'll probably find one of those people and nominate them in '08), but even as Kerry won the nomination and went out on the campaign trail, I continually found myself thinking, "This was the best we could come up with?!"
(And since I'm on politics for a moment, I did not watch the State of the Union, except for the very beginning when they introduced the President. I've always loved that moment with the Sergeant at Arms, and last night was particularly moving for hearing the words Madam Speaker. Maybe soon we'll be talking about Madam President! But as for Bush's speech, no go for me. I just have no stomach whatsoever for the man any longer.)