Sunday, October 10, 2004

My first political post.

I claim to be politically independent. I believe this is true. When asked to describe my political tendencies, I would say that I am fiscally conservative and socially liberal...the same description that probably 50% of America uses on themselves.

I have a hard time seeing myself vote for the Democratic ticket in this upcoming presidential election. I'm not sure why this is. George Bush would definitely not be my first choice for president, but he seems adequate enough, especially when compared to John Kerry. On the issues, Bush currently owns a very slim lead over Kerry...although I think this is partially due to the fact that Kerry has shifted his platform to appear more moderate than he truly is. Outside of that, though, I just feel more comfortable with Bush as president, despite his occasional brain farts. In any case, I am glad that my politically apathetic phase is over, and that I am now registered to vote.

If I had my way, I would want John McCain to be president...but that's never going to happen. I think this is because he is a strait-shooter who comes pretty much as close
as possible to being an independent without actually being one (props also go to James Jeffords for actually being an independent, though he was elected as a Republican). I am not a fan of people who define themselves so much by a party line that they do not entertain their individual inclinations on certain issues or candidates.

But enough of my political ranting...I'll try to keep these "serious" posts to a minimum.

One last note - my mother finally admitted yesterday that she is a Democrat, after months of claiming to be an independent. I assured her that there is nothing wrong with her beliefs, but that it's good to no longer be living in denial.

3 comments:

  1. In response to "Outside of that, though, I just feel more comfortable with Bush as president, despite his occasional brain farts."

    Political agendas aside, based soley on character, you would want Bush in office over Kerry? As John Stossel would say, "Give me a break." Even with a constant dose of "Gas-x" Bush "brain farts" constantly. Even if I agreed more with Bush's agenda, I wouldn't vote for him. I don't want a president who can't communicate his ideas clearly - do you?

    Point made. Rant over.

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  2. Despite how articulate John Kerry is, Do you really have any idea what he actually stands for? Despite his lousy debate skills, is there really much doubt where Bush stands? Whose ideas are more clear after all?

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  3. BUSH '04

    Solid point Tim. Kerry seems to be talking out of his ass.

    Also, is it just me or would Howard Dean make a better Democratic candidate than Kerry?

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