Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Free Campaign Advice

First of all, I am not voting this election. While everyone gasps with horror because I refuse to do my 'civic duty' let me explain why.
I sat staring at a link I followed from MSN's homepage (too lazy to change my homepage since I last formatted) that allowed me to fill out a form to get registered. I even filled out the form. But I ended up closing the window. Why? Because beyond my conscience telling me I should, I need something else. Namely, something to vote FOR.

If I did vote, I know it would be for Bush. His social policies suck, but there are more important things to me right now, like a growing economy so I can get a new job, and oh ya, not being blown up. But the choice is really the lesser of two evils, and thats not enough to make me vote. Was the same last election. My first over 18 election I voted for Bob Dole, I really respect the man. But in the end what happened would have been the same with either guy as president, minus the comedy of Lewinsky and viagra comercials. (I doubt Bob Dole would do them as preisdent.)

So, as a 'right-winger' thats sitting out of voting I will give John Kerry some advice.

1. GET A MESSAGE AND STICK TO IT. Make a real plan, dont shore it up saying you dont have enough information. A president MAKES things work because he beleives theyre the right thing to do. You did ok yesterday with your speech, although I have not heard all of it yet. The two things I have heard in your speech that turned me off were:
a: 'I dont have enough information to make a full plan.' (Informed people know that you also recieve daily security breifings, and we also know that obviously you cant take EVERYTHING into account.)
b: 'I will get all the other countries involved.' How? I dont thin anybodys gonna support bending over backwards for half of europe just to make nice.

2. Have some press confrences. I heard the other day you havent held a national press confrence since just after your convention. You cant go and shake everyones hand. Yes you will have to answer questions, mmaybe even hard ones. But you want to be president damnit, we expect you to do that if you get elected too.

3. Distance yourself from the CBS thing loudly and publicly. Of course if you did it youre then screwed, but odds are no one will find out anyway.

4. You better DESTROY those debates. Bush isnt a good public speaker and everyone knows it. So he will get a bit of a pass if he screws up, you are a much better speaker and will not, so therefore you have to do that much better to be recognized. Edwards is also supposed to be able to clean Cheney's clock, and Cheney has no excuse, so that should go well, but no one really cares about vice presidents.

5. Nobody believes America is less safe because of Bush, at worst its no safer.

Thats it for now, I know there were others, if youre lucky I'll post them some other time.

On a personal note, this is the first post in awhile, and ya the blog looks way diferent. (ugly) Im playing with its layout trying to make something more unique than the default layout, but its a bit hard as I do not know CSS well. I have absolutely no time to update my website, and its really begining to bother me.

School is QUITE a handful, the last couple weekends I have stayed in and studied the whole time. As of this week, I'm going to take Tuesday and Thursday off when possible so I can get my work done and actually see sun/moonlight on the weekends. Then maybe I can work on the site, but I want to radically change the layout and I dont have a good idea yet on what to do. So I guess thats why I made the blog my guinnea pig.

Anyway, hopefully Ill get into the swing of school, seeing how its the 5th week already >.>

Links of the day!

On the political note:
Maybe I should Vote...
More on politics, think my blog is lame? Check out these two:
George W. Bush's blog
John Kerry's blog
Ok, these have been stacking up since I havent posted, so here goes...
Not scared enough? check out this nutballs reason to fear just about everything.
These are for Winston and Diana especially.
Story 1
Story 2

Btw, expect a happy post Wed or Thurs ^^

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