Saturday, October 02, 2004

The Future

After the debate. My thoughts.
 
Who's the real war monger?
 
John Kerry pressed Bush as to why we haven't gone to Iran and North Korea. He stressed that he would use preemptive force.
 
Kerry your own anti-Christ burden.
 
Think whatever you want.
 
George W. Bush has provided this world with steady leadership, expanding freedom in crucial places. He has protected America, unequivocally. He doesn't apologize for it. George W. Bush is President of the United States of America. His job is to protect AMERICA and its interests.
 
Europeans would like to paint America as imperalists so they can clear their soles of their misdeeds. So, they can lift their burden of reckless takeover of the world and chide this great country.
 
America brings freedom to other places. We don't ask for it, but we do the job-- giving for others.
 
We are bringing freedom to Iraqis and all of the media pessimism can't deny the reality of the slow progress that comes with removing a brutal dictator of 30 years in a hostile land and starting over with freedom and democracy.
 
Bold leadership and steady leadership.
 
If I learned anything, personally, in the debate it was this. George W. Bush didn't seem to have a grand plan. John Kerry is the one ready to go in and attack in North Korea and Iran.
 
You can take that burden to the polls.
 
I'll vote for the reality of the 4 years we have just experienced. Have their been bumps. Yep. But life right now is moving along so much better than I ever, EVER would have imagined in the days after 9/11. The leadership, and, truly, the steady hand of George W. Bush has been incredible. It is amazing what this country has accomplished.
 
And I look forward to voting for Bush and standing behind him for 4 more years and witnessing progress, in freedom, around the globe.

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Debate Winner

The reason George W. Bush won this debate is because he played defense.
 
It didn't look like a win, but upon a heart felt review it was a win.
 
People want a determined leader who will steadfastly go the extra mile. People do not want a President that is constantly hawkish. George W. Bush took a step back in this debate and was more tactical about his vision for the future, where Iraq and Afghanistan are areas for hope and can be examples of freedom for the world.
 
It was Kerry who looked like the war hawk. He pressed the issue on North Korea and Iran and even went so far as to specifically stress his willingness to take pre-emptive action.
 
These underlying themes definitely will embolden the Bush base. And Kerry basically turned away from the anti-war vote. The anybody-but-Bush vote is what it is, but the anti-war voters will be staying home.
 
And Bush supporters can find solace in his defense in this debate. He's not a war hawk. Just a good leader. And the right leader, at the right time, doing things for the right reasons. By playing defense, whether by choice or via how he felt in his heart at the time, Bush definitely made it clear to people that he is doing what he has to do and is not reckless about it in any sense.
 
That's why George W. Bush won the debate.

The Debate

Make no mistake, George W. Bush was a clear winner in that debate. Most striking to me was that, perhaps ironically, Bush came off as the one that is less likely to go to war than Kerry. Kerry clearly wants to force the issue with North Korea and Iran.
 
I am now preparing for an avalanche of media hype to pump up Kerry in the coming days, and weeks.
 
It is interesting how much I have changed in a year, and how much more I know now than I did then. When Tom Brokaw announced, what was it, a 1 1/2 years ago that he would retire after the 2004 elections I thought nothing of it, but that it was a long time off. Now I clearly understand that Brokaw is retiring after the 2004 elections because he wanted to be there to do everything he could to bring home a victory for his Democratic Party.
 
I am comfident as ever in my support for George W. Bush, especially now that I know I am not voting for the war hawk. John Kerry clearly took that throne tonight. Bush is determined to bring freedom to people in Afghanistan and Iraq and believes it will set a good example for the rest of the world. Kerry wants to do something now about North Korea and Iran.
 
And that's something to really fall back on as a supporter of George W. Bush. And that is why George W. Bush is the true winner in this debate.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Debate #1

Friday's headlines are already written.
 
CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Slate, Newsweek, Wash. Post, NBC Nightly News, CBS, New York Times, and on...
 
Kerry gains ground. yada yada.
 
The monkey wrench for the MSM (main stream media) machine is that Kerry will screw up and dig himself deeper into a hole, so bad they won't be able to dress it up. They will have to scratch what they have already written.
 
They've got Kerry's talking points. They have Friday mornings entire story already written. Kerry emphasized this and this and on and on....
 
UNLESS- like I said- Kerry screws up.
 
And I predict it will be a big scrap and re-write late Thursday night.
 
The President is gaining ground. And President George W. Bush will be relaxed, be himself, and deliver a message of hope and optimism to entreprenuerial America.
 
 

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Media

There is a media machine that is kicking into high, high, high gear right now trying to continue to sway public opinion and win the election for Democrats.
 
Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, CBS News, NBC News, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Newsweek, NPR, Slate, Washington Post.
 
The national news agenda continues to set the stage. I am sure Friday's headlines are already written. The headlines two weeks from now are known and the stories are written.
 
Tom Brokaw decided 2 years ago that he would retire after the 2004 elections. I had no idea then of Tom Brokaw's news bias or political views. I grew up in the midwest and just thought the news was the news. Now I know that Brokaw is retiring AFTER the election and waited all this time because it is so important to him to set the news agenda and deliver a victory for his Democratic party.
 
The big media is in for a big fall. Americans are not entirely stupid. They are starting to uncover this mess.