What’s the reason? Well, some think it’s an attempt to get back at Edwards, but I think that’s silly.
No, I think it’s because Kerry essentially introduced Obama to the world in the first place…
As for Obama, Kerry gave the young Illinois state senator his first turn in the national spotlight when he chose him to deliver the keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Later that year, Obama won election as a U.S. senator.
Obama owes Kerry a pretty big debt for that slot. It’s when people first said, “Hey, that guy could be President.”
And the rest could be history.