With Election Day looming, the great political circus of Election 2004 is coming to a close. That's right, there is actually something resembling a conclusion to all this madness. Of course, this year seems way more than likely to have recounts and court challenges and disenfranchised voters and busted electronic voting machines than normal, but hey, what ya gonna do. Now, I'm getting unbleievably sick of all this just like you, but before everything wraps up, there's one thing that I still gotta do. That's right, folks. THE ELECTION 2004 POST. Believe it.
I want to state right off the top that the Squared Sevens Blogging Corp. editorial board endorses John Kerry for President. Now, with the incumbent you-know-who up for re-election, it's going to be as much of a referendum on Bush's 4 years in office as much as anything else. There's a lot of seemingly self-important people out there pooh-poohing over Kerry's qualifications and abilities to be president, but right now I would take mediocre over mind-blowingly bad. And, did this people watch the debates? I felt Kerry did very well and showed a whole lot more of a understanding of the problems that the US faces than Bush. About these flip-flopping attacks, I don't buy the spin. Anyone with a long Senate career will have a voting record that can be easily attacked, so that's why so many recent Presidents have previously been governors.
Again, seeing how this election is more or less a referendum on Bush, let's go over his record on the past four years. I can't say that it measures up too well, to put it lightly. Actually, it's pretty flippin terrible. Being llllllli... intentionally misled about Iraq, WMDs, and the Al-qaeda connection, huge deficits we young'uns gotta pay for, John Ashcroft, the Plame leak, disregard for allies, fear-mongering, a constitutional amendment about gay marriage, allowing the rules to be bent until they broke at Abu Ghraib, unability to accept responsibility, or fire anyone, ever, big-business lovin' policies, gutting the environment, I can go on.
Oh, I forgot this one. US had a chance to kill terrorist mastermind Zarqawi, but didn't as it would undermine "case" for war--here.
Can't forget the failure to catch Bin Laden either. Clickhere. and here.
So if you know all this, how can people still support Bush? Because, well, they don't. Misinformation is a key part of the Bush campaign, and has been from the get-go. If you only click one link this year, click that one. Check pipa.org for more.
Look at the survey for yourself here.pdf file. Hmmm!
Anyway, with all this, I feel Bush has more or less forfeited any right to lead any organization or body ever again. Seeing how I live in a "red" state though, my vote basically doesn't matter! Great.