I read that and cringed at the word "surprisingly".
People who cared about environmental issues knew Kerry and he had some fairly enthusiastic supporters. I do not know anybody enthusiastic about Romney.
Certainly, you need to win other people over besides your base and Kerry, in difficult conditions given the Iraq War vote and a hard beginning because of his cancer treatment, did just that. It is indeed extremely frustrating that his analysis sound like: Romney is even worse than Kerry.
It is going to be a difficult week. We are back from a week in Western Mass and we are already assaulted by Republican ads for NH. A full week of this and I will feel crazy. At least, Perry and Bachman have decided to skip NH, so we will avoid the two craziest ones.
Edited because the first sentence did not make sense.