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Monday, November 01, 2004

Strange Dreams

I've never been so anxious about an election before. Of course, I've never actually supported a candidate before. In the past, I've always chosen the lesser of two evils. This time around, I actually believe Kerry is a good man for the job. He's thoughtful and well educated. He doesn't just respond with knee jerk reactions. He's a reflective man with a strong conscience. His Vietnam military service doesn't matter so much, except to say that he was there and has a strong basis for his opinions. Plus, he knows how the military command structure works and can probably better manage the job as commander in chief. He understands that there's more to voting for legislation than going by the title alone. Sure, that means Bush can call him a flip flopper, but Bush in a nincompoop who has probably never read an entire legislative bill (or heck, probably not even a phone bill).

Anyway, net result is that the past couple of nights I've had odd, scary dreams. Last night's dream involved the Supreme Court. I think it has to do with Rehnquist's cancer and hospitalization. Sure, losing Rehnquist during Bush's administration might not be a huge thing, but it's just the tip of the ice berg. And for all of the right wing whining about "activist judges", there's no legitimate reason the Federal Supreme Court should've been involved in deciding the Florida state election results, but they were, and I suspect that a Bush-loaded court would feel free to stick it's nose in all sorts of places.

So, I suspect I've got at least two more nights of strange dreams. What will I wake up to on November 3rd?

4 Comments:

  • Before you go voting for Kerry, consider he's had 20 years as a Senator, one of the most powerful positions in the US, and he's done nothing of importance during that time. He's written no important legislation on any of the important issues, unless you consider stuff like creating a Jackie Robinson day important. Don't take my word for it. Check out this link at factcheck.org http://www.factcheck.org/article.aspx?docID=282

    His campaign is nothing but bitching about what the Bush administration hasn't done, yet he's done zero as a US Senator. He's demonstrated no leadership or coalition building in the Senate, the two most important things needed in a president. He's demonstrated no core convictions to lead. He is nothing more than a political opportunist trying to win by not being Bush.

    By Blogger Kevin, at 9:01 PM  

  • Uh, yeah, sure, whatever. Because FactCheck.org is about as unbiased and non-partisan as FactCheck.com.

    Kerry has done plenty of important things. And being a senator is a part of being a team. You can do a lot of good without being a grandstanding glory-hound.

    By Blogger Ammy, at 11:07 AM  

  • It's a moot point now as Kerry is conceding, but I'd like to know what some of those "important things" are that Kerry did as a Senator? He did some good investigative work on some panels way back during Iran Contra, but he never tackled any of the serious issues he brought up in the campaign, like health care.

    Basically his Senate career consisted of voting on things. Big deal. Every Senator does that. What special qualities did he exhibit that qualified him to be president? He worked as part of the team. Good for him, but being a team player is not being a leader.

    If he had wrote some important legislation, built a bi-partisan coalition of support for it, and got it passed, then I could see calling him a leader. But that never happened, and that's why during his campaign he rarely if ever spoke of his 20 year career as a Senator.

    By Blogger Kevin, at 11:38 AM  

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