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I didn't watch the video.
Just so you know, the majority of those who voted Kerry, felt he had a better shot at knocking Bush off his throne than any other candidate. No matter how appealing and real Badnarik may be, he is unfortunately a victim of American Politics, in which not all candidates or political parties are treated equally or given the same air time.
I was never fond of Kerry, but I voted for him, because I actually believed he had a shot, I used my logic. If I had only known that the issues I felt were important were not as important to the majority of this country, I would voted with my heart like Bush supporters did and voted Libertarian or Green Party.
Originally posted by FiberOptik
I also notice that Dems and Republicans aren't replying to this thread. Wonder why?
I watched it
After watching i have to say, I voted for Bush and i would vote for Bush again. The main reason i did not vote libertarian is because i think the war on terror is VERY important. You may think it is only smoke and mirrors to make us lose our since of security, maybe give up more freedoms for saftey. The example he used that dealt with Airport Security Checks, i am all for it. Something had to be done so it isn't so easy to high jack an airplane and kill thousands of people. It makes since to do something about it. It may be up to the people to take care of themselves but that wasn't the case on those airplanes on Sept 11th. Maybe i am a scared "sheeple" as some of you call it, but better safe than sorry.
P.S. Repiblicans and Democrates probably are not answering this thread because the majority of Americans are glad the elections are over. They are tired of talking about the same old stuff. Lets get behind Bush and get through the next four years as a team.
OK, I'll step up and take a hit for the "democratic wing of the Democratic Party." I voted for Kerry. No, he was not my 1st choice (Howard Dean 2008! You heard it here first!), or even my second. However, the Dems have one substantial advantage over the 3rd parties: federal matching funds. While no group has been able to match the corporate-backed spending spree of the GOP, the Dems are in a much better position to go toe-to-toe with them than the Libertarians, the Greens, etc.
American politics is royally screwed up, but I think that the best way to fix it is by working through the existing system, rather than mounting a frontal attack against the Republican juggernaut. Like it or not, the 3rd parties are in a David v. Goliath situation, but this time Davey doesn't have any stones for his slingshot.
Originally posted by aukaiman55
So, the reason you voted for Kerry was because *he had a shot* against bush.
I understand you there, but when it comes down to it- it's still best to vote for the party you respect, want, and which represents you.
Originally posted by aukaiman55
This gave me a good laugh
1.) Bush does not know how to fight the "war on terror." Bush told the CIA/FBI to *let it happen* when the intelligence came in that, qoute, "Osama was planning to attack America via hijacked planes"
Anyone intelligent could have thought, "Ok where are they going to hit". World trade center is the first to mind.
Anyone intelligent could have concluded that keeping a helicopter or two on standby near the world trade center would easily solve any "terrorist threat".
2.) Lets get behind bush as he passes patriot act 2, instills a draft, increases taxes, and increases government.