KERRY DOES NOT RESPECT FREE SPEECH. Rebecca Porter recently attended a Kerry campaign event. She had a sign. The sign read "My abortion hurt me." Kerry went by Porter but did not speak. Later, a Kerry staff person took the sign and tore it up. I'll bet if you asked Kerry about the incident, he would say "I personally am not in favor of tearing up signs to inhibit free speech, but I do not believe I can tell others not to."
If you asked Kerry's staff member about it, he would probably say he was just following orders.
It may just be that Kerry is so rich he is out of touch and thinks free speech is something given after dinner by someone who is not popular enough to charge for it.