I think this is the link Guy is talking about. <politicalcompass.or>
Yes, at first this seems odd, but the more you listened to him the more authoritarian Kerry sounded. He wants it all does his way (and everybody who didn’t was stupid); his way was just different that Bush’s way (and, for some Bushites, everybody who didn’t was immoral). Of course, for real authoritarianism you can’t do better than Hitler, Stalin, Arafat, and the like and neither Kerry nor Bush was out there.
In terms of right versus left -- well, you have to see who’s out there on the left. You also have to bear in mind that Kerry was a rich man (and married to a rich woman). This is also true of a number of "liberal" Democrats (the Kennedys being one example). Nothing rich politicians do is really designed to impoverish themselves.
You should try the test, Mark. It’s good for a few minutes thoughtful amusement. Just for grins, I’m at about -4, -4 (which will only make sense after you take the test yourself).