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Monday, February 09, 2004

For the record, I understand that people do things in the past that they may regret. They change over time , sometimes becoming better people , sometimes staying exactly the same.

Normally I wouldn't pull things out of the past if they are more than 5 years old, however in Kerry's case (and in many others) their past actions are the same as their current actions. It becomes the only reasonable way to judge their character and predict what type of person they will become.

Kerry is not a leader. I won't go into all the reasons why I believe this (beginning with his service in Vietnam). This is not the face of America that I want to be presented to other countries. Being the sole superpower we need to be strong and strict with a steady leader that sticks to his guns. We can use 1991 Gulf War and the following 12 years as a great example. Countries (including "allies" of the USA) repeatedly and intentionally violated the embargo that was placed on Iraq. They knew they could get away with it because our leadership was soft. When we entered somalia and suffered a defeat Clinton immediately pulled out, leaving a rift that warlords were more than happy to repair. Once again illustrating that our leadership was soft.

I believe that future leaders of our country should not base a large portion of their campaign on bashing the current leader of our country. I think it's immature, childish and downright disrespectful. It's not a good example to set for the rest of the citizens of the country either.

I also believe that using buzzwords and making empty promises is not the way to become the leader of a country. Trying to appeal to certain groups, civil activists and what not may seem like a great way to get votes but that;s not what this country needs as a leader. Hitler was voted into office the same way. Making empty promises and posing with families. Sure he's an extreme, but he's a great example of someone manipulating the public.

I believe that if you have plans or ideas that can better our country and improve relationships with other countries or even change the world and make it a better place, fine! Present these ideas in a mature and professional manner. Explain to us why your ideas will work and why you think we should vote for you or adapt your ideas.. stick by your ideas and appreciate the fact that you are allowed to have them.

Lead by example.

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