Matt Bai, a staff writer for the New York Times Magazine, has a cover story entitled "Kerry's Undeclared War". This is, perhaps, the first thing I've heard that actually presents a clear reason for why Kerry might be a better pick for office than Bush. Sure, everyone hates Bush. I'm no big fan myself. But until I read this article, I couldn't think of a single good thing to say about Kerry. Now I can think of one or two things, but they're found more in Bai's analysis than in Kerry's actual campaign platform.
That doesn't mean I'm going to vote for him though. Actually, I've already voted. But it wouldn't have made a difference. It's things like this that mean that I will never vote for someone like Kerry, regardless of how much I dislike Bush. If people like this want Kerry to win, then I don't.
Oh, and for the last f*cking time, it was a couple of Democratic congressmen who introduced the various draft bills. Really. Fritz Hollings (D-SC) and Charles Rangel (D-NY). Now they're trying to say that the Republicans are reversing direction to protect the President from an unpopular bill. Umm, no. The Republicans - like most of the rest of both houses of Congress - are maintaining position by shooting down what has got to be one of the most idiotic political ploys in the last decade. Sheeite.Posted by ryan at October 12, 2004 10:35 AM