City of Roses
No! You were only half right in the following statement:
"You were for Kerry and against Bush long before he selected Edwards as a running mate"
I was clearly against Bush but I hadn't really made up my mind how I was going to vote. Kucinich and Edwards were the two Democratic nominees I looked up to, but Kerry turned me off a bit.
It's possible had Kerry chosen someone other than Edwards I might still had voted for him, partially in faith of foreign relation improvements and policy, but I would have also refused to vote over voting for Nader, in that otherwise he didn't illuminate at all. Not voting for everyone is a choice too, that alone is a political statement. Believe me, I think over things just as you do and my reasons aren't so shallow. Edwards really gave me the full courage in voting for his party.
And, c'mon, you know well what terrorists want! You know they don't care how they do it or when they do it, all that matters is that they do it. And, yes, I am aware of the 1993 attempt to blow up the World Trade Center, not to mention the several other al-Qaeda efforts prior to the Clinton Administration. But, let's face it, the Bush Administration was just as lazy-eyed as the Clinton Administration was entering office up till 9/11, and I think anyone can agree more could have been done as defense is considered. So, according to your argument, if this was planned for years prior to 9/11, then shouldn't the Bush Administration had set an example and taken our domestic security and defense more seriously?
Now you're probably going to say it's unlikely I would have said the same thing had Al Gore, who should be in office now, been leading the nation during 9/11, because you'll never witness the caption. No, I would have made the same criticism to any administration, as I had criticized the Clinton Administration on domestic defense.
Every minute means a lot, and I believe myself 9/11 didn't have to happen.
"You'll find something that's enough to keep you
But if the bright lights don't receive you
You should turn yourself around and come back home" MB20