I like him. I think he's a decent man, and I think he will surround himself with far better people, far less reactionary people, than President Bush has. Anyone who thinks Rummy, Ashcroft, Cheney and Condi are "good people" better look up the meaning of "good". They're all extremists, and they've all done a poor job of serving this nation and it's interestes, and doing a lot of long-term damange to the good name of the U.S.
I'll take Kerry. But remember, this shouldn't be a personality contest. If it were, we wouldn't have had the candidate we had in '00, or this year. Whether one likes it or not, a certain percentage of any vote will be "Anyone but the incumbent" vote. The Republicans who critisize some of us for supporting Kerry, should just think back to '96. Do you not believe a lot of the Repubican vote for Bob Dole was simply "anyone but Clinton"? It was, and it's the same this time around.
My brother-in-law is a lifelong Republican. He's voted GOP in every election since he was old enough to vote. He switched to being Democrat this year, because he's fed up with Bush. My parents both voted for President Bush in '00. Both are voting Kerry this time, because they feel anyone but Bush is needed for this nation. My mother is even going to volunteer for the local Democratic Party headquarters to help there. I know three guys at work, lifelong Republicans, who are sick of Mr. Bush, and are voting Kerry.
So yes, part of this isn't whether people are crazy about Kerry or not, but they think 4 more years of Bush is intolerable for this nation. It's just a fact.