Friday, January 20, 2006

Is it 2008 Yet?

Even though I lean slightly Right of Republican (aka Mildly Libertarian), I have to admit that I felt like George Bush was the best guy for the job in the past couple of elections. In the primaries, I liked Forbes for his tax strategy, Keyes for his honesty, and McCain for practicality. However, none of them were viable candidates when you consider the opposition. In the general election, visions of Gore's extreme liberal tendencies danced in my head, and Kerry just rubbed me the wrong way. I guess you could say Bush was the best electable alternative.

Shortly after 9/11, I began to believe that Bush was not only the best electable alternative but possibly the best guy to have in office at the time. Thinking about Gore being in the White House during 9/11 still gives me chills to this day.

It wasn't long, however, before Bush was plunging us into Iraq, shaking my confidence in his administration. It was only toward the end of the Iraq War where I recognized the genius behind it. This wasn't about nukes or terrorists or oil or even personal vendettas...this was about shifting the location of the War on Terror. Bush gave the terrorists a military target on foreign soil as a means of protecting civilians in the United States.

Now, though, we hear about Bush's domestic spying program, and just this week, Bush asked Google to turn over their search logs to defend a lawsuit related to yet another law about pornography. That's not to mention his ongoing support of things like the Patriot Act and the DMCA.

So, I'm starting to it 2008 yet? If not, how far do we have to go?


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