I mentioned in private correspondence to someone that I probably won’t vote for Bush in the next election. That was probably an overstatement- a more accurate reflection of my opinion right now is that I would rather not vote for Bush in 2004. I am not alone.
It is also important to point out that I, like many of those people mentioned in the previously vited poll, would rather vote for Bush than any of the Democrats currently running. I am not going to sit here and list all the things that the Bush administration has done to piss me off (if I wanted this post to be widely linked by lefty websites I would use half sentences with small words and just make comments like “Bush sucks” or “Bush = Hitler”), but the Democrat field is amazing- it is as if they have decided to be wrong about all the issues I think Bush is wrong about, and then to create some of their own issues to piss me off.
I don’t want this enormous Bush deficit- but can anyone tell me with a straight face that the Democrats would spend less. Please. They are savaging domestic spending- which has risen enormously in the last 3 years- and they claim Bush has not spent enough times on Domestiv affairs- Snicker.
Do I really think I can trust the Democrats on national defense? Hell- half of the candidates voted against Iraq, half voted for and wished they hadn’t, and all of them act like we are losing and there ‘is no plan.’ It is enough to make you laugh at them. The only reason one candidate is running is because he was a general, and he is the only candidate who can’t make up his damned mind about Iraq (and he is also turning out to be a pathological liar– by any of Kevin Drum’s standards).
At any rate, there is simply no alternative- you get the ten dwarves, or you get Bush/Cheney. Is this the best our country can do? Oliver rightly chides the Green party for their firm grasp of the American voting public- they are tring to decide between Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney. Yeehaw!
The Libertarian candidate will probably look like this guy:
All the Libertarians are drinking colloidal silver, hiding in bunkers in the Montana prairie, or up late at night sharing their alien abduction stories with George Noory and Art Bell.
I guess there is no real point to this post except that I find it amazing that the Democrats can’t do better than the 10 buffoons they have running. What about Zell Miller? What about Sam Nunn? Why nothing but Clinton hacks, union men, trial lawyers, and race baiters?