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I am a Republican with more questions than I have answers. As a televisions talk show host, I know of several media personalities who spread hate about Clinton because it helped to up their ratings. Then voted for him in both elections. In private they talk about their audience as if they are imbeciles. This to me seems like a very risky process. It is my feeling that these people do a vast amount of harm. I have not yet come to the conclusion that Republican leaders are right about Democrats being without leadership, courage, or backbone. That they are cattle ready for the packing house. I say, we had better remember that that was the thinking that got the Democrats into trouble. They misjudged us the young Republicans. Two weeks ago I attended a meeting where people were being told not to worry, that the Democrats were mostly broke minorities, and that we were going to see to it that they stayed that way. My questions is, how do you do that, and is it a good idea to do it. That kind of thinking takes me back to a dark, dark time for not only America, but for the world. Clinton as a person was a disappointment, but I have been a disappointment in the same areas. Bush has a train load of mistakes, is it going to help us if the Democrats turn his cold sore into Aids? Will that make us stronger as a country. I have no right to ask Democrats to give Bush a chance after the way we treated Clinton, but I am doing just that. Thank you! vanquish.com
-- Bob Miller (email@example.com), April 10, 2001
It does'nt matter. This country will never again hire a man of real conviction. They cant run. They dont have the funding required. That eliminates the majority of independant thinkers. When power is king reason has already left the ball.The current electoral system is not set up to elect a popular candidate. By the time any candidate reaches the presidential arena he/she will owe so many favors that being presidential is a show at best. Any one can act. We have won every conflict hollywood could ever throw at us - even when we were'nt winning. You,the news media are the real power broakers. If you really want to sleep at,night endorse independants. I ask only that try you try to find some with a real sense of conviction and service. One of the best we under estimated is Carter. He,at least is following his convictions. Why do we care about oil producing countries when we have the technology to reduce our oil consumption to a mere trickle? Is it possable that the products we consume are the cobble stones of the paths we tread.I see us as a world technology leader not a police department.This country is blessed and should be practicing a higher social order why is it that disaster has to be our rallying cry? The stars are ours for the asking. Why are we pursuing cavemen in the 21st century?
-- paulbecher (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 05, 2001.