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When it's Anticipatory Retaliation.

August 24, 2004

Contrarian Thinking About Elections

Bravo Romeo Delta

Ok, since my loyal readers probably have figured out where my vote will be going this November, let's look at the reasons that voting for the challenger might be a good idea. And I'll thank visitors for not descending into a frothing bout of nonsense and spouting things about voting for Kerry because he's not EVIL like Chimpy McSmirkybushhalliburtontexasoil.

One, just as a whole, if you look at the portion of the political process devoted to loathing Bush, then we note that there is a great deal of effort expended on a essentially fruitless activity. I mean hate, while entertaining, isn't an efficient use of societal resources.

Two, given the painfully blatant nature of media bias in the US and abroad, one could very well argue that a Kerry victory would make Iraq a success. Not that any substantial changes would occur on the ground, but rather the success we are meeting would actually get favorable press coverage - which is essential to the long-term success of the entire swamp-draining project that is the Middle East.

Third, another terrorist attack, including a very big one, is a virtual certainty. If one should occur a couple of years down the road under a Kerry administration, then perhaps, just perhaps, we could finally get past this hysterical nonsense about the War on Terror being a partisan construct, and maybe put national security on the table for both parties.

Fourth, a Kerry administration would reduce the amount of room that much of Europe to be obstructionist, and maybe get us some broader international support.

Then again, much of this could have been said about Reagan's reelection in 1984.

Launched by Bravo Romeo Delta at August 24, 2004 03:53 AM
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I'd rather have the mainstream media thrashed by the blogosphere and re-created in a more objective form. Likewise I'd rather see Europeans wise up and elect real leaders, before it's too late and they're forced to start speaking Arabic.

Posted by: Conrad at August 24, 2004 09:08 PM

I don't want you to feel obliged to thank a total stranger, so I suggest voting for Kerry because he's not EVIL like Chimpy McSmirkybushhalliburtontexasoil.

I think Bush has done a horrible job, and I hope Kerry will do better, even though I'm not sure. If I know a skunk is behind curtain number one, and curtain number two won't be opened even if I vote for it, it makes sense to take number three.

Posted by: David Weisman at August 25, 2004 06:17 AM

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