Here are some folks whose endorsement of John Kerry comes as a bit of a surprise:
Christopher Hitchens - the contrarian columnist for Slate and Vanity Fair who used to be a big-time lefty writing a column for The Nation for years and years before suddenly doing an about face and morphing into a hawkish neo-con during the Clinton years.
Mickey Kaus - another Slate columnist who has spent 90 percent of his time bashing first Al Gore and then John Kerry.
Jesse Ventura - the former governor of Minnesota and a political independent.
Angus King - the former governor of Maine and a political independent who endorsed Bush in 2000.
Daniel W. Drezner - a moderate conservative blogger and political science profesor at the University of Chicago who was a foreign policy advisor for the Bush - Cheney campaign in 2000.
Andrew Sullivan - The conservative blogger and one-time editor of The New Republic who consistently attacks Democrats.
John Eisenhower - the son of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.