Bush I don't like. I haven't seen Farenheit 9-11 (which is probably more of a video editorial than a documentary, but that's not a problem with me. What I don't like is Moore ripping off Ray Bradbury, who is rightfully pissed. But anyway...).
Bush has just done too much crap wrong. Sure, every intelligence agency in the world was convinced that Saddam Hussein had a chemical-weapons program before the war. But no one went to war over it. Bush said that there was a connection to certain international terrorist groups, and that was what made the war happen. The link was questionable then. It's been proven nonexistent now. Wars shouldn't be started over bad intelligence, and that was terrible stuff right there.
Honestly I think that the president has about as much control over the economy as the guy in the passenger seat telling the driver where to go. Sure, the passenger can tell the driver where to go, but only if the driver wants to go there. The economy decides for itself what it likes to do nearly all of the time. The stock market would've tanked in 2001 if it FDR was in office and JFK was vice-president. It wouldn't have mattered. What was a bad decision on Bush's part was doing tax cuts during a major war. Stupid, stupid, stupid. A third-grader knows that you don't take a pay cut and then run out and buy a plasma TV and a Mercedes.
Gay marriage: who gives a damn? Is it your business whether or not two guys want to marry one another? Shouldn't they be offered the same rights? Whatever happened to equality, along with freedom of choice and a certain respect for other's private decisions? Is that against your neo-conservative values? I've heard people talk about the constitutional amendment to make true marriage the law of the land. What they don't say is that it's a CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. You're screwing with the very genetics of our government here. The Constitution is not a legislative document, as we learned very well with a thing called Prohibition. It failed miserably and got a lot of innocent people killed. The Constitution lays down the rights of the people, the rights of the government and how the government is organized. Nothing more.
Running mate: If Bush has any intelligence at all left he'll dump Cheney. As Mitch Albom said today, Cheney has too much experience. He's a bit too well-connected for most people to be comfortable. Everyone knows that Cheney runs the show and that Bush is the centerpiece. If Bush is smart he'll ask McCain to be VP, but McCain never will agree and Bush will never ask. McCain doesn't ever sell out like that and he's too far to the left for Bush to like. Sure, he's Republican, but he's on the party's far left. Which is good. Because I like that. I would also like to see McCain run for president again, but that's probably not going to happen.
Look, people, I'm afraid I don't know enough about Kerry to make a decision on him at this point. Between Bush and Kerry I'll pick Kerry, but I don't know anything about him. He needs to do more interviews or something, I think, and at the moment I don't know what he's for and what he's not. So that's my problem with him - I have zero info. And that's why Bush's section is disproportionately longer, because I think I have more info on him to be comfortable with him running the country at this point.
Wow. I got through all that without hitting ALT and erasing all my crap. Thank you God.