Johnny, we hardly knew ye

Nice speech by Mr. Kerry – positive, thoughtful, inspirational even. At one point he appeared to shed a tear. Funny how candidates always seem to be at their best when the campaign is over – especially, for some reason, in concession speeches. I remember watching Gore when he (finally) conceded and thinking, “Wow, he’s an actual human being! This guy would have gotten a lot more votes than the guy who’s been campaigning all year.”
Could it be the secret is to campaign as if you’ve already lost?