I'm against Bush as well, and for all the anti-democrats threads that come up, a quick search on Yahoo will provide sites supporting exactly the opposite view. That's why earlier today when I saw the thread "Democrats for Bush" I was quick to put up a thread of "Republicans against Bush" just to prove a point.
You found some vets against Kerry. Great. I bet you there's alot of vets that support him too, all this does is prove that there's alot of differing views and opinions and that's what makes it interesting.
For what its worth, I dont even know who Jane Fonda is, less do I care that he hung out with her in the early 70s. Again this can be compared to Arnold. Group sex in the 70s. Okay, so what? How does that affect the politics today? So he hung out with Jane Fonda in the 70s, I dont think that has one iota of significance in regards to his political platform today, nor should it damage his credibility.
He opposed the vietnam war? Join the club. Gee I wonder who else was opposing the war during that time, maybe millions more americans, and alot of them returned vets? So this makes no difference either, in fact I'd credit him for actually having served in the war, and done many brave things, and still having a difference of opinion and be bold enough to take it all the way to Washington along with other protesters. Good for him for speaking up.
Botox? This hasn't been mentioned in this thread yet, but now people are bashing kerry for a rumour that he allegedly had botox. Who cares? And if they do care, why do they care? Does Botox somehow genetically alter a politician's mind so that they enact policies dangerous to the people of this country? IF
that were the case maybe Botox would be a cause for concern, but that's not the case. So all this botox bitching amounts to about as much as someone moaning that Martha Stewart wore pearls to her court date: Get over it. The only reason people mention either of these things is because they simply don't like kerry and need some reason to bitch about him. So, lets attack kerry over Botox!
The only legitimate argument against Kerry that I have seen is his voting record. And that's it. And some of the stuff that they bring up in regards to his voting record is ridiculous and shallow as well. For example, they say in 1992 Kerry made a comment against affirmative action. What they dont tell you is that they took that comment out of context and that if you hear both sides of the story, kerry said at the beginning, AND
at the end of that speech, that he was FOR
affirmative action. It's just that middle bit, the part where he says that he had concerns about some implications of it, that they focus on. Convenient. Oh but we musn't forget that alot of what they love to attack kerry about was over 10 years ago and since then some of his opinions have changed.
Lemme ask something. Have you changed your mind on an important issue in the last 10 years? Of course. So why isn't a politician afforded that same right? And why does it even matter, what happened or what was said in 1992 or what was done in 1970 is of little relevance to us today. Are you gonna say the guy can't make a good president, because in 1970 he protested the war, AFTER having served in it? IF
you say yes to that, I wonder what your opinion on GWB is, after all right around that time he was getting high off of doobies, but somehow the media tends to forget that fact. And why? Because its not important in the least. I wish they'd afford the same respect to these candidates for president.
Kerry wasn't and still is not my favourite candidate, but if he's the one that can beat Bush, I'm all for him. Unless a credible reason comes up as to why I can't trust him as my president, I'll continue to support him. Note, I said a credible reason, if a legit reason can be found I'll change my mind. So far, I havent seen it.
That's my take.