1. The CIA hat --Well said. Perhaps, he's not healthy psychologically and we should pity rather than despise him. Stan's cogent summary makes Kerry sound ready for the Prozac and the couch, not the Oval Office.
a. yes, it is really strange for anyone to carry around a moldy hat that belonged to someone else in a war 35 years ago. This would be weird even if the hat belonged to someone who had saved his life.
b. Given that incredibly noisy swift boats weren't used for secret insertions, Kerry's crew mates say they weren't in Cambodia, his commanders all say he wasn't in Cambodia and there is no evidence supporting his contention that he inserted CIA operatives or SEALS into Cambodia, the strange attachment to the "CIA" hat goes way beyond weird.
Normal people do not make a shrine out of an object that only serves to remind them of their fantasy life.
2. The movies --
a. Repeatedly returning to the scenes of ambushes and firefights to film re-enactments of your supposed exploits is weird. It sure isn't the action of a healthy, well-adjusted man. First of all, no real hero would do it.
Secondly, no responsible commander would endanger his men
this way. There was always the possibility of booby traps and ambushes.
What kind of person would take that kind of risk (even if it were deemed minor) in order to shoot a movie of himself?
b. The movies are not accurate. We know that he has scenes of
himself dressed as an infrantryman with bandoliers of ammo draped around his chest while he stalks around the countryside.
c. Which leads us to the ultimate in weird -- he is reportedly
obsessed with watching his faked exploits in his movies. We've learned that he regularly spends a great deal of time watching them, even stopping the film and jumping out of his seat to point things out to his audience. This isn't a normal, healthy person.
3. Making his Vietnam experience the centerpiece of his campaign --
a. After a career as a Massachusetts liberal??!!
b. After all his anti-war activities and particularly his Winter Soldier fraud and the slanderous testimony to the Senate, I cannot imagine a normal person trying to present himself as a war hero. It's not just weird, it is schizoid. Of course, we all have to wonder why he could possibly think that a campaign based exclusively on his claim as a war hero would not draw fire from vets like the Swiftvets. But that goes to the issue of foolish incompetence. I want to direct attention to the kind of mind that could have done everything that Kerry did with Vietnam Vets Against the War only to try to wrap himself in the flag and
the glory of war. He was the leader of a group that debated the use of political assassination to protest the war. Now he's a war hero?! And apparently he is very proud of both roles. I just don't know anyone capable of that kind of incoherent dissonance (except perhaps Bill
Betsy, when you add all of it together, you don't get the picture of a normal, healthy person who is well-prepared for executive leadership.
He is beyond weird.
But will the sheeple see this? Or will we be stuck with four or eight years again of having someone with a personality disorder in the White House?