I hope I can articulate this adequately, but here are my thoughts on what I consider to be a primary difference between the two major parties duking it out this year.
First, I believe that America deserves to have someone leading it who believes in America, and the basic goodness and positive intentions of the country. Not to mention the people that make up the country and their intentions. This is why I will be voting for GW this year.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe that Kerry himself believes in the exact opposite, however, a New York Sun poll shows that the majority of Kerry supporters do believe that America is a negative force in the world.
Why on earth would I vote for someone who is backed by people who believe such a thing? Regardless of whether America is a negative force in the world (I don’t believe that it is), I feel that it is important to have a leader who acts on the belief and is backed by people who believe that America is not a negative force, but rather a positive one.
Now, I know I’m going to get slammed for being “jingoistic,” but my simple belief is, if you don’t believe in your country, then you damned well don’t deserve to lead your country.
Now for the debate part: why would someone who is backed by a majority of “non-believers” in America be deserving of leading that same country?