posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 04:32 PM
I'll get two obvious reasons out of the way up front, I'm from Texas--and no matter what people say about Texans, we are fanatically loyal-- and
I'm a soldier. The soldier reference should not need to be explained since dbates' reply did a good job. However, I feel the need to enhance
it a tad.
It is the Soldier, Sailor, Airman, and Marine that goes into combat to project America's interest in the world. It is our blood that spills into the
soil of foreign lands and it is our souls that get tarnished with awful memories. We do this so that others who choose not to, or may not be fit to,
can live their lives as they see fit. I at least am happy that the majority of Americans never have to witness the indescribable horror of war. In
return for this life we have chosen--to be servers--all we really ask of the one's who stay behind, is to support us in our endeavors, for we are not
politicians and to provide us with the tools of our trade, that give us the best oppertunity to return to the loved one's we left behind. Sadly, the
Democratic Party rarely provides the support to us that the Republican Party does.
Ok, that was a bit longer than I wanted, but I felt like I needed to say it. The other reasons I voted for George Bush, is because I want someone in
charge who knows his own mind. I don't care if he's the smartest man/woman in the world, he only needs what all great leaders throughout time have
had: confidence. Confidence that no matter how bad the road is, that we will get to the end of it, and I felt John Kerry did not have that. He tried
to project it, but he didn't. George Bush is complete confidence. Americans have not always picked the best person to be the boss, and I'd prefer
John McCain have been the candidate, but Bush had the one element that I saw was necessary to be the boss this time.
[edit on 3-11-2004 by USArmyEngineer]