Man of the People, Part III
The surest sign that someone has a complete detachment from reality is to the extent that they can be totally ridiculous and still take themselves seriously while doing it.
According to an interview on MTV, John Kerry let it be known that he "fascinated by rap music". In his opinion (papraphrasing) it represents a reality that requires serious attention. Although he is somewhat uneasy about lyrics that cross the line, i.e. killing police officers, it is a fascinating case study in the life of urban youth and a sub-culture of African-Americans that is generally dismissed. A Kerry Presidency would, I guess, see rap music "legitimized" and "listened to for social content".
The more the man opens his mouth, the more you can see that he hasn't a clue. Even when he panders he makes no sense.