Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
I DIDN'T SAY THAT! SHOVE IT!! LOL! Sorry, Ron. That was my imitation of Mrs. Kerry
Yes, I wanted it to be about the why's or why nots of Kerry as president based on his own qualifications. That would, of course, come with explanations, defenses, and rebuttals....but the important part being Kerry based on what Kerry is or represents. There have certainly been enough critical and even sarcastic comments aimed at Bush all over this forum. I wanted to see a thread based on Kerry and his positions alone, without Bush being a factor, unless of course Kerry support would simply be a non-Bush support. We can ask which would make the better pet - a tarantula or a snake? I wanted some tarantula supporters why they felt a tarantula would make a good pet - taking the snake out of the equation because, when you get it home, the snake is out of the picture and you still have the tarantula.
That's all I asked for. Until Brad and LR made fashinably late appearances few people had anything positive to say about Kerry, reverting to finger-pointing at Bush instead. They just couldn't keep him out of it, apparently. Brad and LR's input were informative as to what Kerry's goals are. All politicians make promises, of course, and few of them seem to come to pass. If someone feels that John-John will indeed follow up on these lofty goals, then that's what I was looking for. Recalling how Clinton's major promise to the people for votes was a strong national health plan (and then hearing him on 60 Minutes after his book came out stating that his biggest disappointment was not coming up with a good national health plan) - it's interesting to see Kerry promising the same thing. Will these things come to pass? Who can say? They are political promises, creatures which seldom see the light of day.
The key to gambling is to minimize one's losses. It seems to me our major questions here should be, not to select the hand which promises the most, but to make the bets intelligent enough to lose the least amount possible should the hand not succeed. Which candidate would give us the smallest loss? Good question....