This election has me confused on so many levels!

That would require effort. The OP seems mostly interested in whining.

Bush had no plan of where to get the money to make up for his tax cuts and I don’t think anything’s changed.

Anti-terrorism measures need to start at home. I mean effective mesures, not this feel-good crap being pushed on us by the NSA. I saw Kerry as taking that approach.

We clearly don’t belong in Iraq but leaving now would create a vacuum of power. I have no doubt that Kerry knows this. The proper approach would be to leave troops in the area but with minimal presence on Iraqi soil. I don’t know if that’s possible though.