I was very impressed with John Kerry watching the debate last week. He clearly won the debate. To me it was a dramatic victory. Not even close.
I don't usually write about politics on Tech Ronin, but this is important. I'm a Democrat. I would like to see a better social safety net in this country. I would like to see government advocate for both business and everyday people, not just big business.
I would like to see a much stronger commitment to the environment in many areas such as global warming and pollution in its many forms. We need to make changes to alleviate problems with worker safety, too low minimum wage, healthcare and food safety. I don't like big government, frankly, but we've already got it and I would like what we do have to be a lot more helpful and representative of its citizens not just the richest 1%.
I've read several books about the Bush administration and am very concerned for the safety and well-being of our country and the world with the Bush administration at the helm. Things have changed dramatically in many ways since Bush got into office.
Environmental regulation has been trashed. Almost all regulation has been dismantled or hamstrung. The US has cancelled treaties on many fronts. World opinion has shifted dramatically against the US - and for good reason. The situation in Iraq is tragic, dangerous and totally out of control. al-Qaeda is clearly stronger and better established now than prior to our invasion of Iraq.
If you favor Kerry, please vote and make your opinion known among your friends and acquaintances. If you favor Bush, I hope you'll watch the debates and think seriously about what you hear.