There were no takers. Every single entry in the "contest" turned out to be an anti-Bush tirade with nothing in particular good to say about John Kerry.
When I reported the story, a Kerry supporter reacted angrily to it, observing that in pointing out the difficulty supporters of his man had justifying their support I had "made him sick." But he, too, was unable to express a coherent reason to vote for Kerry, as opposed to against Bush. His objection turned out to be yet one more illustration of the point.
Well, as Mark Steyn points out, the Kerry rank-and-file shouldn't feel so bad. All one has to do is to read the endorsements of those newspapers who are supporting the Senator from France to see that they couldn't think of any particular reason to justify voting for him, either.
Except, of course, that…