"I threw those medals before I didn't throw them."
This is why I love watching politics. Or in this case it is the politics of self destruction.
But I don't think Kerry's problem is so much his casual acquaintance with the truth. It's that he isn't a likable guy. People are much more inclined to vote for a liar if he seems cool (think Clinton). All presidential candidates from the two major parties lie. It's how they got to be in that position to begin with.
Medalgate? It's not that big a deal in the entire scheme of the election. It isn't going to be the key thing that sinks his chance at being President. But it will show people that being nuanced isn't always a characteristic of intelligence.
"That depends on what your definition of 'throw' is."
He isn't helping himself.