|Originally posted by Saucy
As a Magnetic Northerner, I am not able to vote in US elections but I would certainly vote for Kerry simply because there is not much alternative. Nader has integrity and good intentions but doesn't have experience or political breadth to be president.
What absolutely blows me away is that even after the last month where all of the following has happened:
1) Richard Clarke's book
2) 9/11 hearings
3) Iraqi prisoner photos
4) Rumsfeld under attack
5) Deadliest month in Iraq
...that still Bush leads Kerry in most of the polls I have seen. If this kind of stuff can't de-throne Bush, then there is no way Kerry can beat him in the election.
Unfortunately I think we are looking at another 4 years with the Shrub.
Even tho I think people should vote for Kerry ( who I don't particularly care for), frankly I think the Democratic party sucks. They rolled over for Bush after 9/11 and didn't do their job as the "opposition party" to keep the administration's power in check. Wasn't Howard Dean the only Dem nominee to have opposed the Iraq war at the time? I mean, that is just unbelievable! If it wasn't for Ted Kennedy who I lurrrve, I would hate the democratic party entirely. How the party hasn't kicked out Lieberman is beyond me. His values and politics are so out of sinc with most liberals.
The Dems have lost their way. I am convinced that party insiders conspired to destroy Howard Dean in the primaries. And not just because he was the frontrunner. They conspired against him because he wasn't an insider and his views were too liberal. So they screwed him over while using his views as a way to gain credibility with true liberals.
The dems suck. They suck hard. But they still suck less than the Republicans.
Ted Kennedy should be doing jail time right now...He and Senator Roberty Byrd are real statesmen. Howard Dean is a lunatic...He is far too Liberal, but thats' just my "opinon" and the rest of the Majority of Democratics. Deans problem was that Al Gore endorsed him and there was backlash for the way Al Gore drop kicked Lieberman...(shameful!)... Lieberman is a viable candidate and out of all the Dems, I do like him...I can't help but feel that in his case there was some anti-semitism to blame...
Apparently we don't suck at getting elected.....watch Kerry's numbers continue to fall as we get closer to the election...