Howard Dean, on what we should look for in a president:
"The real issue is this, who would you rather have in charge of the defense of the United States of America, a group of people who never served a day overseas in their life, or a guy who served his country honorably and has three Purple Hearts and a Silver Star on the battlefields of Vietnam?"
Dean was, of course, talking about John Kerry when he made this statement in 2004. McCain, as it turns out, is a far more decorated soldier than Kerry, thus making Dean's point even more starkly.
But that was three years ago, and things have changed. What is needed now is people who never served a day overseas in their lives, I guess. Besides, Hillary did serve briefly in Bosnia.