Kerry apparently thinks that Al Gore’s mistake in 2000 was fighting for the recount in Florida, and if Gore hadn’t have done it, he would have been a viable candidate in 2004. So he has sat back, letting the Green and Libertarian Parties do the heavy lifting, not expressing more than the faintest hope that a recount in Ohio will change the result.
Kerry, who is worth over 700 million, is an insider and member of the power elite. He will never seriously challenge the system on anything. To do so would mean doors would close for him, and he would become a traitor to his class. Goodness, exclusive country clubs wouldn’t want a rogue Brahmin as a member, now would they?
Kerry and Bush are both ruling class with many shared interests. Thus, Kerry had little to attack Bush about.