That's what I mean when I said his influence is sometimes overstated. Of course, there's the issue of that having been over a decade ago, three years after the worst terrorist attack in American history and smack-dab in the middle of two wars. I think very few people were looking to roll the dice on a weaksauce candidate like John Kerry at the time, so they stuck with who was familiar.
If anything, he might have helped to salvage some of Clinton's support by dissecting all of the false-equivalency that was going on this cycle. Of course, the moment John Oliver dared to question the practicality of Jill Stein's policy proposals, the far left jumped down his fucking throat about it.