Time to Talk
If either U.S. presidential candidate wants my vote, they better start talking now. They better start telling me what they want to do for this country in specific terms. Bush would have to tell me why he hasn't done anything the first four years besides fight a war against terror in a country that didn't have any terrorists. I'd need to know, looking over his record so far, why I should believe he cares about education, or medical care. I'd have to understand how he thinks he has a prayer of bringing jobs back now, after he has helped drive them away for four years. I'd love to know how he can improve the quality of medical care while reducing the cost, and still line his buddies pockets at the same time.
And the Democratic nominee? Isn't there some way the party can nominate a real candidate? Do they have to take the guy who had enough money to buy the primary? Kerry better start telling us what he would do differently and why he thinks it will work. He has one big advantage, he hasn't fucked anything up for the last four years like Bush, so he is an unknown. He could capitalize on the benefit of the doubt, capture the "anyone but Bush" vote, if he didn't scare the bejezus out of everyone by being such a putz.
The country needs a leader that will unite all Americans, we don't want a boxing match between right wing conservative radicals and left wing liberal radicals, we want someone who will tell us that there is room in America for everyone, any color, straight, queer, men, women, wealthy entrepreneurs, and blue collar laborers, working side by side to help ourselves and help the world.
Start talking sense, quit blathering.
David Blaine [8:14 AM]