Bob Kerrey Is Sorry

Bob Kerrey, the former Nebraska senator who recently referred to Barack Obama’s middle name and Muslim background as potential advantages for a leader, has apologized for his comments. “I answered a question about your qualifications to be president in a way that has been interpreted as a backhanded insult of you,” Kerrey wrote in a letter to Obama Wednesday. “I assure you I meant to do just the opposite.”

His apology was so earnest, in fact, that he practically sounded like he was switching endorsements. From the AP’s report:

He went on to say he considers Obama one of the most talented people he’s met in politics and “exceptionally qualified by experience and judgment to be president of the United States.”

Obama should use that in his next ad.