More from the Meet the Press interview:
MR. RUSSERT: Senator, again, in the interest of candor and clarity, you have promised to create 10 million jobs...
SEN. KERRY: Yep.
MR. RUSSERT: ...and cut the deficit in half in your first four years.
SEN. KERRY: Yes, sir.
MR. RUSSERT: If you don't achieve those goals, would you pledge that you would not seek re-election?
SEN. KERRY: Well, it would depend on the circumstances. If I don't because there's a war or something terrible happens, of course I'm not going to make that pledge.
Bush has seen two major military conflicts amidst an ongoing terrorism conflict, not to mention something terrible happening on 9-11. Just remember Kerry's predictive excuse the next time he complains that we haven't seen enough new jobs under Bush. He's already excused him for that.