09/27/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kerry Gives Obama Acceptance Speech Advice

U.S. Sen. John Kerry, the last Democrat to accept a presidential nomination, and his wife, Teresa Heinz, sat down with PolitickerMA.com Monday to reflect upon their experience in 2004 and talk about what this year's nominee, Barack Obama, can expect.

Speaking in a private room of a restaurant in the ornate Brown Plaza Hotel in Denver, Kerry said the convention went by so quickly, he didn't have a moment to reflect on the significance of the event.

"Well, I wish there was time for a kind of introspection; that would be very sweet and enjoyable," Kerry said. "But frankly, you're so focused, and so it's so much a part of the continuum that you don't have time for that kind of introspection. You just don't."

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