Especially for American citizens:
I voted for President Bush, and I still think he is a good man at heart. But I’m afraid that between pride and fear he is leading the country in the wrong direction. He seems to think that just because he was re-elected the people will support any action. And the thing that is supposed to keep him in check – the Congress – isn’t doing its job.
So, in part to make up for my 2004 vote, I am sharing this message in the off-topic section of least 100 message boards (and you folks are lucky #1). Please consider the following:
(1) VOTE in 2006! A lot of people only vote in presidential elections, or don’t vote at all but guess what - 2006 will be about the president. The Congress who is elected in 2006 will be the ones to hold President Bush accountable – or not. And if you don’t vote, then don’t complain about anything the government does. By not voting, you a saying that you like the way things are.
(2) When in doubt, vote for a Democrat. Now, if there is a clear difference in the candidates then off course you should vote for the best one. But a lot of times the candidates aren’t really that different. In those cases, if you are concerned about President Bush, then vote Democrat. It will be the Democrats most likely to hold President Bush accountable – not because they are any better than Republicans, but because they want the power. But what ever their motivations, better to have the checks and balances in place.
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