The Democratic challenger for the White House, John Kerry, doused speculation yesterday that he would delay acceptance of the nomination at the party convention in late July.
The option, promoted by Democratic fundraisers because it would allow them to go on raising money, met with scorn from officials in Mr Kerry’s home town of Boston, which is hosting the convention.
“I made that decision because I believe it’s the right thing to do. I believe it’s right for us to have a good convention, to nominate and speak to the country, to have a finality of the process of nomination,” Mr Kerry said
Bravo. You’re going to obey the law and actually accept your nomination at the nominating convention. We’re all in awe.
I hereby announce my intention to pay for my next bag of groceries at the checkout, not five weeks later. I make this decision because I believe it’s the right thing to do. You can all applaud now.