The Sound of Music
A James Wolcott solo, music to my ears:
First of all, how does Fineman know the crowds aren't pumped up for Kerry? Did he attend these rallies? Did he ask anyone? No, he's assuming, as most of the media elite do, that no one could possibly be "up" for a Kerry event because the media narrative is that Kerry is a stiff hunk of bark.
As reflected in Adam Nagorney telling Charlie Rose that heck he has more charisma than poor Kerry.
Really, Adam? You think you could hold the interest of 12,000 people, as Kerry did at a recent rally in Reno, Nevada?
You're the kind of putz people walk away from at cocktail parties!