I recall, back before the election, one of those stepford-polipundits for the Democrats droning on about George Bush being an impulsive shoot-from-the-hip kind of guy while John Kerry was more cerebral and would contemplate a problem from many various angles before deciding; the self-proclaimed intellectual elite's kind of guy.
Now 18 months later Kerry chooses to respond to the Swift Boat veterans.
Kerry Pressing Swift Boat Case Long After Loss - New York Times
In this case thoughtful contemplation proved fatal to his endeavors. Thank God we didn't elect this person and having done so proved fatal to our national security as he studied all the various aspects of reaction to world events moving at a shoot-from-the-hip pace.