djugurba - 10/28/2004 11:46 PM
Botnst - 10/28/2004 9:00 PM
I split my vote among candidates who, #1 show the greatest grasp of world events and the best response to those events in the interest of the United States ONLY (not some nincompoop who places his nation's interest second to other nations), and secondarily to the candidates who seem to best represent my views of popular government and liberty.
The rest of the crap will sort itself out.
to #1, part first: do you really think Bush has the greatest grasp of world events?
really? to your own point regarding lies and being wrong... there is a truth or falsity to who has a greater grasp of world events. So, it's theoretically possible you're right. But objectively stepping back from the situation and making an honest assessment? How can you really believe this?
to #1, part second: do you really think that Kerry would place the interests of the USA second to those of other nations? Really?
Do you mean to suggest that there is no interconnectedness between the interests of trading nations? Seems to me you'd have a hard time coming up with a list of "world events and responses to them" that you could even come close to describing as having interest only to the US. Or, having polarly opposed interests to that of our allies and trading partners.
Like it or not, our nation's best interest is furthered by having strong, loyal friends who like us and stand with us. That doesn't mean you give your friend your house or car, or let them dress you in the morning, but you still walk to school together. Noone gets beat up that way. W. must have got a ride to school in Daddy's limo, and missed that lesson.