If you don't understand, ask a Cubs fan
"BTW, Kerry is simply relieved that he won't become the Steve Bartman of Democratic politics."
(from the National Journal)
(Nod to MWT. See you in Charleston!)
UPDATE: more from MWT: "I don't know if todd is a cubs fan, but this is really the apt analogy, compared to say buckner. buckner had the power to make the out himself and he actually had to do something where as kerry like bartman should have just stayed out of the way and let everyone else do what they were doing."