I love the “I will Vote for Anybody but Bush” crowd. Their hatred for the man in office automatically makes any other viable option in the upcoming presidential election, a good one. Does anyone else see the flaw in this? First of all, we all know that you only really have two options for president. Nader, and Perot only act as spoilers in situations when people get a little too overzealous and idealistic and decide to vote for one of them. I know people hate this sentiment, but it is a completely wasted vote. So, given two options, it really isn’t very smart to blindly say that you are going to vote for anyone but one half of your options.
Honestly, it is flawed logic. As much as you may hate this guy for the things he has done, the only scarier thing than “knowing what you are going to get” is “NOT knowing what you are going to get.” People are using their hatred of Bush as an excuse to not explore the real question. Is Kerry going to be a better option than Bush? Is he going to raise the hell out of taxes? Is he going to give all our money away to programs to help widen the middle class and do away with personal wealth in this country? Many people haven’t bothered to find out because they are too busy hating one half of their options.
Have you even considered that Bush could actually be a better option than whatever Democrat ends up winning the election? Is this even a possible conclusion in your mind? It is a reality that many people won’t face up to.
So, make sure you start posting all your factoids about Bush now. Put up all those nicknames that you think are oh-so witty. Please call him a nitwit. Call him dumb. Call him a liar. These are all just excuses that you are ultimately going to use so you don’t have to think about anything when your Presidential election decision comes up. I know the world can be a lot easier without having to think sometimes, but it really is irresponsible.
You never know what you could end up with.