David Corn makes a strong case that Kerry is no Bush Lite” and has the courage to stand up for issues he believes in. Much of this is covered in my earlier post on Kerry, but Corn goes beyond Kerry’s investigations to look at his legislative record as well.

After two decades in the Senate, Kerry has a long record that can be picked apart by competitors within his own party as well as in the GOP. … But there have been times he has shown courage, devotion to justice and commitment to honesty, open government and principle-over-politics. There are few senators of whom that can be said. A full assessment of the man ought to take these portions of his public service into account.