Originally Posted by Husky Jerk
I would like to issue a challenge. I have been reading these threads for a couple days now, trying to gleem some useful information in order to help clear up my decision on who to vote for in Nov. All I see is name calling and "I know you are but what am I?"s. Is it possible for either side to discuss why they support the candidate they support. I'm curious to see if there is anything to say other than "they're evil" or "they screwed us". I don't want to hear about anything not pertaining to Kerry or Bush, nor do I want to hear how bad the other one is. Just why you like your candidate. I have my opinions, but I am open-minded, and by the posts I see here, I think that is a rare trait, so let's hear what you have to say. Or do you all just like to argue?
By the way, Hi to everyone, been coming to OM for awhile, just don't bother to post too much.
Good luck with that.
I'm a moderate with a conservative slant
Several things I don't like about Kerry. I'm against abortion, especially partial birth. And he has already voiced his approval of it. That is strike one.
He has flip flopped on several issues, and seems more concerned about what every body thinks they want him to say rather then having a backbone and saying what he truly thinks.
I am afraid that if he becomes President we will get out of Iraq before we should, granted we probably shouldn't have gone there in the first place but we did, and it will hurt us. I am afraid he will bend over backwards trying to kiss up to the French and UN that it will hurt us.
And finally, because of his antics when he got back from Nam. I'm sorry but some of the stuff he said still gets me pissed of every time I read it, and not to mention the book he wrote (I have a friend who has one and I read some of it) and the cover on it.
I think the economy is turning around after the disaster after 9-11, and I think Bush has some to do with that all though I haven't agreed with all of his economic decisions. I don't think the momentum will carry with Kerry though, but then I haven't studied that very much as of yet.
I think Bush has made some mistakes in the handling of the war, but I think he has listen to his advisors and is doing a decent job in Iraq and Afghanistan. Again, I'm not sure that Kerry will do a good job and just because he got 3 purple hearts doesn't mean he will be a good commander-in-chief.
Those are some of the primary things.
Bush defintely isn't a poster boy either, but he's better then Kerry IMO. I agree with Spider on healthcare, but that isn't such a big concern for me. And then there is the environment which Bush has a mixed record on, but that isn't a big concern of mine either.
Like Spider said I won't tell you how to vote, that is for you to decide by analyzing the candidates and see which one's policies/morals/etc are in line with yours.