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Is there any hope......?

by Del McMullen / July 7, 2004 9:09 AM PDT

....of having reasonable choices in the upcoming election ?

Like him or hate him, we "know" where we stand with GWB, but how can we have any confidence in anything JFK might say or do ?

I'll bet there are a lot of past honorable democrats that are turning in their graves with the current JFK, who certainly could not stand in the shadow of the much respected JFK we knew in the early '60s.

If memory serves me............(Propaganda or fact, accept as you may)

In 1996, Kerry voted for stricter welfare reforms. In 1988, he voted against a minimum work requirement for two-parent welfare homes.

A decade ago, Kerry voted against mandatory minimum sentences. He now supports them.

The 1992 John Kerry opposed affirmative action. Now in 2004 he supports affirmative action., touting his consistency on the issue.

In 1996 Kerry opposed capital punishment for terrorists. Today he conveniently supports it.

In 1998 Kerry didn't think much of teachers unions. These days he's their pimp.

Double taxation on tax dividends? Hated it in 2002, loved it in 2003.

Just now, after repeated warnings from the Catholic Church on his abortion stance, Kerry reverses himself and says that life begins at conception and that he is against abortions! How radical a 180 degree turn is that ?

Kerry says he wants serious debates on the issues. When will he finally decide what his positions are ?

With the dangers facing this country today, don't we need a leader who has convictions and will stand by them ?

Looks like he flip flops with the change of the wind.

About the only things he remains constant with are his abilities in switching positions, and marrying well.

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Re: Is there any hope......?
by gearup / July 8, 2004 1:12 AM PDT

I am afraid that we need a leader who is able to fix mistakes including his own. Not one so enamored of his born again status that he can never be wrong. Unfortunately neither party is offering such a person. No one of the stature and ability of Eisenhower or the other JFK. I personally would even settle for the flawed but imposing intellect of a Nixon!

As it stands i wont vote for a man who already thinks he is a king appointed by a supreme being. I like my psychos's to be more subtle!

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Then your choice is obvious. Vote for Bush.
by Kiddpeat / July 8, 2004 10:25 AM PDT

He doesn't believe either proposition.

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Re: Is there any hope......?
by Josh K / July 8, 2004 1:28 AM PDT

Most elections tend to come down to choosing which candidate you can stomach the best, or which one turns your stomach the least. Rarely have I ever felt really, truly enthusiastic about either candidate in a Presidential election.

Evie sarcastically referred to Kerry as my "hero" in a recent post but he's not my hero; I just think he's the better of the two choices I have. And yeah, it's kinda nice that he doesn't think he was chosen by God.

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I guess he's wrong about that also.
by Kiddpeat / July 8, 2004 10:27 AM PDT

All leaders are chosen by God, and we usually get the leader we deserve.

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Re: I guess he's wrong about that also.
by Josh K / July 8, 2004 11:10 PM PDT

Our present one was chosen by the US Supreme Court with some help from Katherine Harris, but I won't quibble.

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