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“I am saddened by the fact that Vietnam has yet again been inserted into the campaign, and that it has been inserted in what I feel to be the worst possible way… What saddens me most is that Democrats, above all those who shared the agonies of that generation, should now be re-fighting the many conflicts of Vietnam in order to win the current political conflict of a presidential primary.”

Indeed.

John Kerry spoke those words in 1992.

“It’s unfortunate that [Kerry’s Vietnam record] has become the stock answer for almost every issue for Kerry’s campaign,” said an aide to a rival Democratic campaign during the primaries. “At a certain point, Kerry’s going to have to articulate a vision that speaks to voters across America and not simply lapse into his military record.”

What happened to Lieberman? Why can’t the Democrats nominate someone with purely policy issues to present.

And why do I keep seeing George Bush as the adult in all of this. The former frat guy seems significantly more mature. And I guess that’s what I like and respect. Kerry whines and moans, in the 1970s he left the navy to protest, rather than reforming it by rising in the ranks, like men such as Colin Powell did. Still he protests, while others make changes. Kerry sends a letter, in a sadly dramatic fashion to protest the ads. George Bush calls McCain to begin work on banning these kinds of ads across the political spectrum. Bush has his faults (don’t bring up his environmental policies), but the man acts, he responds, he takes things in hand and does something. That people prefer a person who would vacillate until past the time of decision is clear, that people would rather have a safe president who stirs up nothing, and can lead a nation better in mourning than fighting is clear. But, I don’t personally find that appealing.

I’ve decided, after all these many months, Kerry has fallen into my Dean category. I don’t like him as a person now.

Lest you think me completely biased, I don’t like Bill Jones either. My vote for senator will likely be left blank, my vote for President won’t be.

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