There is this from the Washington Times:
Democratic leaders are advising Sen. John Kerry to take great care in picking his running mate and select someone who neutralizes his Northeast liberal reputation and doesn’t eclipse him in the charm department.
So, Kerry is already thought of as lacking a personality and not being very “man of the people-ish”. Now, he is going to have to pick someone with even less of a personality so he’s not upstaged.
Yep. He’s screwed.