i have to say something
Please do not vote for George Bush.
I know that his confident leadership seems very important in such a hellish time. He seems to send such a confident, common-sense, one-pointed message.
Really though, it's a message of being confidently willing to murder and torture tens of thousands of people to protect the interests of he, his family and his direct constituency.
I know that John Kerry represents a much less surefooted path. We all wish there was a strong, compassionate, realistic leader with vision and grace to lead us.
You may complain that we only have two choices, and that they both seem so similar. But in this situation, by selecting one of them you are sending a message about how the next to choices need to position themselves.
John Kerry saw firsthand what it was like to be involved in the business of killing and fear for money. He's trying to sell his heroism, but frankly I wish he could sell his inner conflict. I wish he could talk about why he threw his medals (ribbons, whatever).
I'd rather see America enter into a less confident negotiation with the world, and would be willing to accept a decreased standard of living if it means that my tax money would have less blood on it.
To my friends in Rockford, I ask you to reconsider your position.
George Bush being president is physically harmful to the people of the world and I think that John Kerry and his conflicted standpoints are less harmful.
I endorse John Kerry for president.