02 November 2004

November 2nd--potentially a day of doom

Well, here it is. Election day. Scary stuff. We may be stuck with the "cowboy" or we may get the preppie for awhile. What will change? Bush, quite frankly scares me. He seems to exude a stubborn I-am-right-and-God-is-on-my-side attitude about everything. He got the job of president after only six years in the hot seat in Texas. Before that he ran a baseball team. Not what you call great credentials. (Almost as bad as electing someone to run California whose only experience is in movie making and running a fitness club.)

On the other hand Kerry was not my first choice, either. Then again he does have more compassion for the plights of the lower and middle classes (a refreshing change from Bush who playacts the role of a "regular guy" while handing big money to his corporate pals). And Kerry is intelligent. He can even pronounce nuclear--ever since Bush lied about the weapons of mass distruction in Iraq I kinda worry about who's in charge of the last resort button being that stupid.

Actually last night on Frontline there was a wonderful side-by-side comparison of the 2 candidates which merely cemented my chice to vote for anybody-but-Bush.

I don't know why we don't seem to have really clear choices anymore. Did we ever? Or is it a function of the media frenzy that we live in which makes too much information available all the time. All I know is that Kerry is scary.

And we will have to wait till tomorrow to know what kind of a mess we will have to clean up next.

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