Saturday, October 09, 2004

I got my absentee ballot in the mail yesterday. Hurray! Gonna mail it off on Monday. So excited. A lot of the Japanese people I work with are interested in our election. They really don't understand what America's fascination with Bush is. A lot of them have hopes for Kerry to win. Japan Time's pointed out this particular part of the last debate as notable. Yet another example of Bush walking out on something the rest of the world is working together on. The main thing I see in the Bush administration is their inability to listen to other people. It's like talking to a wall. They only hear what they want to hear, and never answer questions that might undermine decisions they've made. They try to make Kerry out to be indecisive, but I think he's flexible, and that his willingness to change his mind is a strength. He's someone who can admit when he's been wrong, and can change his course of action. Bush, knowing that he's screwing up, just rushes on in the same course because he won't admit he's made a wrong decision. Anyway, I've been thinking about people who are going to vote the Green party. I understand and admire wanting more than the two choices, but I really don't think this situation is the one to exercise that desire for a polyphony of choices. Especially if you live in a swing state. Doing that in this particular election, giving Bush another four years to institutionalize despotic qualities by keep the public in fear of terrorism, will only set back a future in which multiple parties can viably run a candidate.


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