Ann Althouse’s account of John Kerry’s recent appearance on “Meet the Press” is devastating. I’m very glad Kerry didn’t win the election. I don’t agree with Bush on every issue but I almost always know where he stands, and I know that he is able to make big and difficult decisions in a timely way. Kerry, by contrast, equivocates on seemingly everything. Even now, with no election at stake, it’s impossible to pin him down on the war. (I know he’s against it but what would he do? He’s never made that clear.) That the Democratic leadership saw Kerry’s habitual equivocating as a clever tactic to triangulate votes, rather than as evidence of character flaws that should disqualify him from high executive office, does not inspire confidence either.