You're probably right, Joe...although I'd bet Kerry would be more effected than Bush would. Kerry is a much more sensitive man than Bush is, although being a politician in and of itself means he's got to move in circles we the people only see on television or read about. Of course, we support them with our tax money!
Remember, Bush doesn't read the newspapers, and his handlers try to protect him from anything that would be construed as being "against" him. I remember reading about many people from the South committing suicide after the Civil War, and of course there is the famous Goebbels family suicide at the end of World War 2...
Wow, that man has a rude awakening coming one of these days! He lives in a netherworld of fantasy and half-truths, all spoonfed to him by Karl Rove and Dick Cheney.
I bet Bush sucks his thumb at night!
I know we are getting slightly of topic now, however, I throw most people in the same catagory of, 'I don't care, it doesn't effect me'. I wouldn't know whether Kerry is a much more sensitive man than Bush, wealthy people generally do not care much, no matter what they say. And remember Kerry married a billionaire. I saw a list a couple of weeks ago, just before the election of where the Kerry\Heinz businesses were located and most of them were overseas in lower cost areas. Which I thought was quite interesting considering what he said about jobs moving overseas under the NAFTA plan which was implemented under President Clinton not President Bush. It is more important what people do than what they say. I think that most if not all wealthy people, expecially those in politics really don't have any idea what it is to be middle class. Just remember all of them have 'handlers' and live as you would say, 'in a world of fantasy and half truths.' It's not just on one side, but any of the political groups. They all have an agenda.
For most of my life I used to be one that did not have much sensitivity for the problems of others, as I thought most people caused their own problems, which I still believe, however I understand much more than I used to. In the last ten years things have happened in my life which have adjusted that thought pattern quite dramatically. But that is for another time.