Further, according to the Los Angeles Times, Tom Horan, “a 58-year-old Vietnam veteran who drove 90 minutes to see Kerry at a Saturday night stop in Las Vegas, New Mexico “want[s] a president who’s been shot at. I think then he’d be less likely to send other men to war.”

As Jon Stewart has so pithily explained:

“Talking points. That’s how we learn things.”

Liz Cox Barrett

Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.