The Choice Should be Clear
October 2, 2004
By Matt Hagin
Kerry definitely won the first debate. It'll be a miracle if Mr.
Bush shows for the next two. After Thursday's debate, the choice
for President of the United States couldn't be any clearer to anyone
who truly cares about this country.
Because of the rules of the debate, Mr. Kerry was merely using
a popgun - and Mr. Bush folded like a cheap lawn chair. If Mr. Kerry
would've been able to ask direct questions and have direct rebuttal,
Mr. Bush would've had a nervous breakdown. There's no way he could
handle it. There is no way Mr. Bush could stand up to anyone to
negotiate peace, security, and cooperation with any credibility.
He presented no defensible reason why we hit Iraq - repeating his
lame message over and over again even though Mr. Kerry cited the
9/11 commission finding that Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11.
No wonder Mr. Bush gives millions of people further reason to hate
America - and fear it.
We need someone tough to negotiate our country out of this mess
- not a weakling. We need truly democratic and wise leadership at
all levels of government, or we will cease to exist as a nation.
Why? Because we are at our most divided and our leadership is the
weakest in history. We do not need a bunch of yes-men saying 'Good
Job Mr. President'. We need big-picture people. Right now.
Anybody who thinks Mr. Bush won it either didn't see the debate
(and may be relying on corporate media or right wing friends to
tell them about it), or they actually saw it and they're lying.
Perhaps they are as ignorant as Mr. Bush, influenced by a family
member, delusional, or scared. Or maybe they've been misled into
thinking that he is some kind of God-inspired patriot.
But that's still no excuse. Perhaps they simply do not care enough
about this country to make the sacrifices needed to get us back
on track. One of those sacrifices is admitting they have followed
the wrong leader for four years - a leader who simply does not believe
in doing the right thing.
Another sacrifice is making the time available to fully research
and evaluate everything the Bush Administration has stood for. To
remain ignorant of what they have done to harm our world reputation,
quality of life, and security is true dereliction of duty. If Mr.
Bush's supporters would only get off their duffs and look about
themselves - they would find out who the real flip-flopper is. They
would honestly find George W. Bush not fit to be our leader and
Can America be saved? Yes.
Think for yourself. Vote for your Life this election. Make the
Choose John Kerry for President.