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May 2011
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Ys [userpic]

Yet another reason why I am married to amaltheae.

The more I study the two men, the more that I would actually consider myself privileged to know Kerry personally. The more I study both men, the more that Bush is every high school bully who believed in his own right to power above anything else.

(There's more to it than just the politics, but if that statement just makes you fightin' mad, I wouldn't bother reading it, you won't like any of the positions.)

I'm not sure I'm as comfortable with Kerry as she is, but you know what? This is the first election I've ever voted in that I feel like I am not simply picking the lesser of two evils. I'm not sure I can go so far as to say that I consider Kerry to be "good", but I don't consider him to be evil, and that's relatively new. Clinton's reelection would be the only other possible candidate for the not-picking-the-lesser-of-evils feeling.

Of course, a politician who I felt was a truly good choice would a) never make a successful politician in this country and b) almost certainly never want to be a politician in this country. Given that, I think Kerry's looking to be a pretty good choice...

And I find it an interesting statement that the country has moved so far to the right that as a conservative-leaning moderate, the quote-liberal-unquote candidate is the most appealing to me at this point. I understand entirely why folks like Nader say that the Democrats are no longer a liberal party, really.

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