After watching what I thought was a great Democratic Party campaign to choose their candidate to run for President, I am very much disappointed.
During the campaign, I thought a great deal of most of the Democrats running, including John Kerry. But now I have grave reservations about him, mostly because he’s as slippery as an eel.
What the Conservative Talk-Show Hosts say about Kerry is insignificant to me. It is his responses, or lack thereof that is leaving me cold.
Kerry is a great speaker and an exceptional debater. When he wants to, he makes his points crystal clear and as precise as a cruise missile. On the other hand, when Kerry wants to obfuscate, he’s a master of that as well.
To me, Kerry comes off as someone who’s in it more for himself, than he is for the country. For this, and this alone, I don’t trust the guy.
When I was in highschool, there was always the Kerry type, the guy rushing here or there who only had a second to chat because he was either coming or going and too busy to say more than high or goodbye. In reality, he was always too busy with himself.
The other thing that’s bothering me about this campaign for the presidency is the plethora of anti-Bush books, and Left of Center actors using their fame to defame.
All of sudden, almost out of the blue, here comes a storm of books on how Bush lied to America. How he suckered us into his war. On how he allowed the attack on 9/11 to have happened. On how he’s so deeply in bed with the Saudis, that he discussed America’s war plans with them, before discussing them with his Secretary of State. Etc – Etc – Etc.
What really bothered me most recently was the last Presidential press conference, where “serious” journalists practised yellow journalism.
“Mr President: Are you going to apologize to the American people and the families of the victims of 9/11”?
What kind of stupid, disrespectful and accusatory question was that?
Did George W Bush have a hand in the 9/11 attack on America? Did he know the suicide murderers and help them in any way?
It’s easy for the media and the 9/11 commission to be so brilliant in their 20/20 hindsight. But no one could be blamed or held accountable for this horrible attack, other than the attackers. And certainly NOT the President of the USA.
Was Wilson asked to apologize for WW I? How about FDR for Pearl Harbor? Or what about Kennedy for the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and then getting America involved in Vietnam?
The other absolutely stupid questions were: “Mr President: Did you make any mistakes? And what were they”?
His response should have been – YES! My biggest mistake was in thinking the media had brains and professional integrity. I guess I was wrong.
Unfortunately, that’s not what he said. But that’s what he should have said.
In a football metaphor: what the media and the Left Wing are doing is piling-on.
Piling on for those who are not football fans is simply the act of jumping on top of a downed player after the whistle blows.
It seems as if it doesn’t matter whether the allegations against Bush are true or not, just as long as they’re made. Bob Woodward’s new book that discloses so much about Bush’s fixation on getting Saddam, is turning out to be inaccurate in many important assertions, and more than subjective with Woodward’s personal opinions and spin.
Yet; to the anti-Bush believers, this book, like other similar anti-Bush publications tells it all. Whether it does or not.
I will tell you that I wish there was a different alternative to George W Bush, because I too am bothered by some of his policies and Saudi connections. But there isn’t one in John Kerry.
The other side of the campaign against Bush is the knee-jerk reaction of Americans to take the side of the person being attacked by bullies. And in this case, Bush is the clear victim of a relentless attack from Leftist thugs.
It’s not enough for them to knock Bush down. After he’s down, they’re compelled to pile-on. This is a huge strategical error for the Democrats and anyone else who wants to see Bush gone.
Instead of beating him fair and square on the facts, they’re beating up on him with hyperbole and innuendo. This might work in a Third World country where people buy into passion, and the crap they want to hear, opposed to facts and reality.
But this isn’t the Third World. It’s America.
I see no reason to vote for John Kerry other than to get rid of George W Bush. Except; why do I would I want to get rid of George W for someone I don’t think is the real deal?
After 3 ½ years, I have a good idea of who George W Bush is. I know that he doesn’t point fingers at others for problems he has to face. He’s always telling the people how good things are and can be, opposed to how bad they are and will be.
He’s also loyal to his friends and allies.
Under George W Bush’s White House: the US economy is getting stronger everyday. The jobless rate (unemployment) is actually better than it was during the Clinton administration. And he isn’t about to close the US borders to world trade as the Democrats are proposing.
The reason the deficit is exploding, has far more to do with 9/11, the war on TERRORISM and the war in Iraq, than it has to do with White House policy and misspending.
I believe George W Bush when he says that he means what he says. I believe him when he says the USA will not leave Iraq until the job is done. And I believe him when he says that America is Israel’s best friend.
There is also much about George W Bush that bothers me.
I am very much against his “Faith-Based” policy on religion in public life. I don’t like his position against marriage rights for Gays and Lesbians. I am against his position on a woman’s right to have an abortion. I don’t like his environmental policies. And I am very uncomfortable with his relationship with the Saudi royal family.
I do like the fact that he has more or less told the UN where to get off, even if he has to backtrack somewhat. And I like that he can’t, and won’t be bullied by the French and Germans.
I don’t like Dick Cheney. But I do like Condoleezza Rice. I like Donald Rumsfeld too. Collin Powell bothers me somewhat. But he’s refreshing compared to Bill Clinton’s Madeleine Albrecht. Tom Ridge seems to be a man who can do the job. And after serious reservations about John Ashcroft, he’s done and said nothing that I can find fault with.
In all, voting for Kerry, just to oust Bush, seems to me, not to be much of a reason to make a change.
Unless Kerry comes up with a real reason to vote for him; and his friends from the Left stop piling-on George W Bush – Bush will be a two term President.
And that might not be such a bad thing.
I never have been tempted to respond to a blog of any type before but this is so right on target, so exactly how I feel and what I believe and I am so grateful that someone of some influence has now put it into writing that I am commenting this time. A great blog. In my opinion your best to date. Thank you for having the courage to state your convictions as many of us who feel this way hold no sway and are not listened to and you will at the least be heard and at the best make a difference.
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