If the American people are impressed by this kind of showbiz politics, we're in deep shit. And I don't care whether its Kerry in front of the Yorktown or Bush landing on a carrier. **************** On the campaign trail, Kerry, who served as a patrol boat officer in Vietnam's Mekong Delta where he won the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts, likes to remind voters that he is the only Democratic contender with combat experience.
He traveled to South Carolina, home to thousands of veterans, with eight of his Vietnam crewmates. They will stand beside him when he makes his formal announcement in front of the USS Yorktown, a World War II aircraft carrier that saw service in Vietnam before she was dedicated as a Navy memorial in 1975.