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mikehiggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 01:01 AM
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87. I am 58 years old.
Like Governor Dean I was classified 1-Y. I tried to volunteer but was turned down. More than a few of my friends died over there and some of those who came back thought them lucky afterwards.

I lived and worked in New York City during that period. I didn't fight in Viet Nam but I know what it meant here in the United States.

As to not liking my post, I don't like it either.

But I will like a second Bush term even less.

There are some political weaknesses that can be overcome. Some problems that can be compensated for.

Tell me how the label "traitor" will be overcome in 2004, with thousands dead in Iraq and thousands dead in New York City, and I'll be happy to listen. It will have to be a good case, though, because I've been at this for a long, long time and I'd venture to say that I know about as much about this kind of thing as anyone.

I'm not some college kid with a fancy degree and the life experience of a beagle. I don't live in my mother's basement.

I have a son who will be eligible for the draft about ten minutes after Bush gets sworn in next January. I don't want HIS life put at risk because of mamby-pamby political wishing games. I like Kerry as a man and as a Senator but not as our candidate in this election, not if we want to win.

And my name is Michael P. Higgins of Clearwater Florida and I'm not afraid to stand up and say what I believe is the truth.

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