The three hurdles have passed for democratic presidential hopefuls.

John Kerry had a sweep through the first two, shocking Howard Dean supporters nationwide. Iowa and New Hampshire are good head starts for the former underdog, yet, after the third round, there is still no favorite candidate. But can any of them really be anybody’s favorite?

This Democratic primary promises to produce nothing more than a candidate with all the clout of a Michael Dukakis – the same Michael Dukakis who pitifully lost the presidential election after his nomination in 1988. To determine what could prevent a somewhat unqualified politician from replacing a horribly unqualified abomination, one must scrutinize what brought Dukakis to such a pathetic demise. First of all, he ran against an incumbent and didn’t rig the election. How na