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By George Bondly (ca12-ch01-bl04.mo-stlouis0.sa.earthlink.net - on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 12:19 am: Edit Post

When Bin Laden favored Kerry I voted for Bush.

By Craig (cache-ntc-ad05.proxy.aol.com - on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 1:22 am: Edit Post

I voted for Bush because Kerry is a traitor that should have been tried for collaborating with the enemy during Vietnam. Kerry has also been an absent Senator, missing 2/3rds of all the votes during his tenure. I don't think we need an absent President that does not support our troops.

By Robert Runkel (c-67-180-87-227.client.comcast.net - on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 2:36 am: Edit Post

I voted for Ralph Nader, as I don't trust either Bush or Kerry!

By thinking voter (ts6-110.dialup.ucsc.edu - on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 2:48 am: Edit Post

Bush is not a man of intellectual curiosity; he doesn't even read newspapers. The "flipflopping" of which people accuse Kerry shows me that he thinks deeply about issues and lets his conscience guide him based on the information he's gathered. That puts him far more in touch with the electorate (and the larger world) than a president who panders dangerously to corporate power and fundamentalist ideology. With a record of corruption that starts with his being put in office by his brother and his daddy's court appointments, I can't believe anyone is behind Bush.

By crgardner ( on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 6:53 am: Edit Post

The intellectual capacity of both Bush and Kerry is identical (I believe the military IQ tests put Bush ahead), their privilege in background is also identical, they are both very wealthy, the standing of the next president will be to follow the course set by this administration. Nothing much changes in this great society of ours. One thing is certain for me, however, I don't think that swapping horses mid-war is a good idea -- it would indeed be a first for America. Thus, my vote for George W. Bush

By PC (acae7af4.ipt.aol.com - on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 7:08 am: Edit Post

Apparently the Kerry supporters can't even follow simple directions! This is the place to show support for Bush, not bash him. Go to the other forum and show your support for Kerry's Gay marriage rights and pro-abortion baby killing policies over there.
Bush isn't perfect, but he's the lesser of two evils. He's got my vote today.

By Mary Frances Cherry (ca32-ch01-bl06.ny-newyorkc0.sa.earthlink.net - on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 7:32 am: Edit Post

I voted for Bush because he is the only viable choice. Kerry stands for everything that's against human dignity: abortion, homosexual "marriage", fetal stem cell research, the lot. Someone who doesn't even respect life doesn't deserve to be in ANY office. On top of that, he's a liar.

By gundalowbill (h000103bb00a3.ne.client2.attbi.com - on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 7:45 am: Edit Post

We all know the world is place with lots of room for joy and opportunity. In times where the fringe ideas of charismatic leaders are left
unchallenged to coerce their youth to steal airplances and strap on explosives as an expression of "progress" in returning to the middleages, then we need a steadfast leader
who will stand up, take the heat and remind
us that our utopian ideals must be tempered
in a harsh realpolitik.
I voted for GW for the second time

By Mark Treuenfels (cache-rtc-aa05.proxy.aol.com - on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 8:09 am: Edit Post

Why preach to the choir? I'm putting my voting preference here. Kerry isn't a great man, that is clear. But if Bush is the best and brightest that the Republican party can serve up then we're sunk as a nation. I think the direction America has gone in for the last four years is horrible. I believe Bush will win, and the Republicans will rejoice and we as a nation will suffer. I think our reputation in the world will tank. I think the neo-imperialism of Iraq will intensify. And guess who's going to pay for all of this. I'll vote for Kerry, because although I don't know what sort of president he would be, I do know what Bush is about. And it is terrible.

By lk (pa-valley-cmts1a-93.pittpa.adelphia.net - on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 8:56 am: Edit Post

I voted for the Bush Administration because they have a proactive vision for democracy in the middle east. I do not have confidence in Kerry that he would have the strength or resolve to follow his principles, as Bush has done.

By R Sherman (h-67-101-239-194.lsanca54.dynamic.covad.net - on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 9:02 am: Edit Post

Why Iíll Vote for George W. Bush for President

While not much of a George W. Bush fan I find myself in the position to vote for him against John Kerry. I maintain my position as a political centrist: hard on terror and domestic crime; in favor of fiscal accountability; libertarian on social issues. So, here---after voting for both Clinton and Gore--- are ten reasons Iíll vote for Bush in November:

1. Terrorism: By far the single most important issue to me. While neither Bush nor Kerry will do what really needs to be done in sweeping terms, one will attempt to protect me and my fellow citizens better than the other.

2. Gulf War I (1991): I swore I would never vote for a politician who cast his vote against this war. Getting Kerry to use force under any circumstances would be difficult. Considering our adversaries, I find this most troubling.

3. The entitlement mentality of the Democratic Party. Thereís plenty of blame to go around in both parties, but the Democrats are off the map.

4. Taxes: Kerry has lied to us big time already about new programs and no new taxes. And to think that I was looking forward to a 200K yearÖ

5. The market: Bush at least gives lip service to competition, while Kerry canít even spell the word. The following three items are directly related to the market.

6. Minimum wage: Iíll be pleased when Americans are required to take a real economics class in school before going out to work. If you want to see more jobs outsourced, Kerryís $7 an hour proposal ought to speed that along nicely.

7. Social Security: Itís about time to let Americans invest ten percent of their social security in an investment of their choice, isnít it?

8. School vouchers: the biggest beneficiaries would be inner city families who could finally demand choice in a quality education for their children.

9. Israel: may not be high on your list but it is on mine. Kerry is clueless on this one, as he is on most foreign policy issues.

10. Michael Moore, Jesse Jackson and their ilk: the left wing of the Democratic Party is even more dangerous and corrupt than the right wing of the Republican Party and more racist, to boot. Mooreís latest: if black dudes had been on those 9/11 planes, those wimpy Arabs would have never succeeded.

I could make other lists: pro Kerry, anti Bush and so forth, but this is where I sit with the election two weeks away.

By odysseus (pa-valley-cmts1a-93.pittpa.adelphia.net - on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 9:08 am: Edit Post

My vote was for George Bush. I think that means I voted for a political philosophy rather than voting for Kerry because "he is not Bush." That philosophy includes fighting for democracy, private enterprise, and opposition to moral relativism. I believe in the ability of common people to make their own decisions. I sense that the liberal democrats, like John Kerry, are paternalistic and arrogant. And I can't vote for Kerry because of it.

By L. Deutsch ( on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 9:52 am: Edit Post

Bush at least understands we're involved in a serious struggle with fascist Islamists. Kerry and the Democratic left have never shown a reolute determination to address this growing threat. Their concern to get approval of the UN and our "allies" is naive or delusional.

By Kevin Cronk (mail.watershedcouncil.org - on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 11:01 am: Edit Post

This poll disgusts me as it reinforces conformation to the (in my oppinion non-democratic) 2-party system. There are many other candidates on the ballot from other parties, but the poll gives only three choices - democrat, republican, or non-voting. What a crock of shit!

By N Fitton (pcp02210465pcs.parkvl01.md.comcast.net - on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 11:52 am: Edit Post

I voted for Bush because of his strong moral ingtegrity. He does not change his course of action based on opinion polls, like the last president did. He will take the unpopular course of action if he considers it the right course of action and does not concern himself with his popularity. Kerry is too concerned about what other countries think of us. In all my years living and travelling overseas, never once have foreign countries approved of the US. It is no different now. We should not try to appease other countries at the expense of the US. The simple fact that Kerry left his first wife when she was ill shows his huge lack of character.

By Robert (garand1.navyfederal.org - on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 12:02 pm: Edit Post

I don't trust how Kerry changes his message to suit his current audience and consults polls before giving his view on any topic. Bush at least is consistent in his views.

Also, Kerry's economic, health care, and tax plans do not add up. I might not agree with Bush on several topics but at least his math is sound.

By Former Zaire Volunteer (pool-68-160-149-30.bos.east.verizon.net - on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 12:07 pm: Edit Post

Kerry is incomprehensible.
His base is corrupt.

By Gwen Llywelyn ( - on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 12:29 pm: Edit Post

Why I voted for Bush:

Better the devil you know than the devil you don't!

By mike osborn (majoroz) (cache-mtc-ae01.proxy.aol.com - on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 12:38 pm: Edit Post

I voted for GWB an hour ago. While I don't agree with him on everything (I am actively working to repeal much of the Patroit Act), the [pardon the expression] fundamentals of his administration far outweigh the nanny state advocated by Kerry and his ilk.
I don't want to be punished for success.
I want my president to do what is correct for Amereica without begging for a permission slip.
.....there are other reasons, but I won't bore you with them.


oz.....and I couldn't stand Eva Peron as first lady

By Colleen Clark (user-uinj51b.dialup.mindspring.com - on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 2:16 pm: Edit Post

Dear RPCV Bush voters -
Where's the morality and unwavering devotion to American values in the torture in the US military prisons in Iraq (Abu Ghraib), Afghanistan, and Guantanamo? Implicating legal memos start at the desk of Alberto Gonzales.

Colleen Clark, Turkey IV

By C. G. Perry III ( - on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 2:36 pm: Edit Post

See R. Sherman's message above. He has most of my reasons succinctly stated.

By Susan Miller (adsl-64-164-116-32.dsl.mtry01.pacbell.net - on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 8:33 pm: Edit Post

Kerry didn't come across to me as decisive enough to be President. I felt Iraq would turn into another Vietnam, with a president who couldn't decide what to do.

By Ken Cousins (tydings-141.umd.edu - on Wednesday, November 03, 2004 - 12:05 pm: Edit Post

The Bush administration has consistently attacked detractors (i.e., Kerry-Edwards) on exactly those issues where it may be perceived itself as weak.

Thus, we heard of flip-flopping, even though George Bush turned 180 degrees on issues such as the environment and nation-building. We heard of fiscal irresponsibility from a group that has led the largest budgetary turn-around in history.

By EBaird (ip67-93-246-178.z246-93-67.customer.algx.net - on Wednesday, November 03, 2004 - 4:00 pm: Edit Post

I voted for Bush for his firm stance on tough ethical issues and the hope that maybe he can get out of Iraq soon.

By Marvin Ray (hide.hctx.net - on Thursday, November 04, 2004 - 11:08 am: Edit Post

Mr. Bush is an honorable man, has appointed more minorities in his cabinet and administration than anyone else, and has dealt effectively with terrorists and taken the battle to the MidEast on their own turf instead of allowing further attacks on our cities. He is not perfect but is making efforts to address issues of immigration, environmental stewardship and other traditionally "liberal" issues, coming from a position of acknowledging the sovereignty of God in the affairs of men. This is a mark of high character and not one showing elitism and favoring special interests as characterized in postings by Kerry supporters.

I trust my family and friends to be safe under the leadership of this man of character and trustworthiness, who values life, and is not willing to justify allowing the killing of helpless unborn babies in the womb. This certainly is more important than saving a type of bullfrog or fruit fly, in my opinion.

God Bless America and use us in His purposes!

By steve watson (032-268-354.area1.spcsdns.net - on Saturday, November 06, 2004 - 5:50 pm: Edit Post

Bush was the lesser of the two evils. As a Marine Corps Vietnam veteran, Kerry's Vietnam service was a sham and his constant criticisms without any "defineable" PLAN only revealed him as another self interested politician without any other vision than to further his own interest, willing to say anything that he thought might bring a vote his way. Bring back Jimmy Carter!!

By Bruce Schmidt (cache-dtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com - on Tuesday, November 16, 2004 - 9:31 am: Edit Post

George Bush was the clear choice this time. John Kerry's entire campaign consisted of empty rhetoric. Electing John Kerry would have made America immeasurably weaker at a time when the world needs us to be strong. Electing John Kerry would have amounted to conceding defeat in the war on terror. By the way, I firmly believe we are in a war against terrorists and that Iraq is and always has been a necessary central focus of that war. Besides, Bush and the Republicans have all the best ideas on health care, social security and taxation. I'm afraid the Democratic party has badly lost its way. In the words of a famous American, "I didn't leave the Democratic Party, it left me."

By Robert Coffin (cache-rtc-aa05.proxy.aol.com - on Friday, November 19, 2004 - 12:13 am: Edit Post

I worked in Chile, which now has a free trade agreement with the US. The Democratic party is pledged to abandon the free trade agreements, which would harm a country I worked very hard to help. Sorry.

By Ray Geddings (host-208-60-252-249.fll.bellsouth.net - on Thursday, September 01, 2005 - 11:10 pm: Edit Post

I voted for George Bush because I have been inhaling stucco lacquer for 28 years.

By Anonymous (cache-dtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com - on Sunday, November 20, 2005 - 7:48 am: Edit Post

I didnt vote for convict bush but my wife did,now thank god she is my exwife! Thanks George!

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