Originally posted by falconeight
Knowing how to speak and present your case as a leader is very important. Other countries would of been willing to help us in Iraq if George Bush did not come across as a Trailer Park attendant. His rhetoric infuriates people, is un willingness to meet at a common ground the way he talks down to the camera the long pauses as he tries to remember if he turned of the stove. He is weak the world is complicated so are the issues that Kerry changes his mind about I change my mind at work everyday especcially when new evidence or people that work for me need a change. Bush's argument about Kerry changing his mind is as weak as the people that will vote for him. Thank god most of them don't vote.
While I agree with your first statement, I would still contend that neither candidate is strong in the public speaking arena. Sales of Ambien have probably fallen off as all one needs now is a good Kerry speach.
Your second statement is pure speculation, based on absolutely no facts. It is your opinion, and is taken as such. I hope others recognize this as well.
The rest of what you said is the typical attitude I see of Kerry supporters. It is exactly this type of attitude that makes me not want to vote for him, as I would be associating myself with those people. This is a disservice to Kerry though, just as would be deciding not to vote for Bush based on the religious zealots that support him. Hopefully I will be able to evaluate each candidate based on their own merits, or lack thereof, and not the views of other voters. I would hope others do the same and not be simple sheep.
Kerry's indecisiveness may seem to some to be the product of a well thought out man addressing complicated issues. Others see it as simply blowing with the political wind. Which is right and which is wrong nobody can say save for themselves. I think Kerry looks wishy-washy, and strikes me as the kind of person who just says what people want to hear, sort of. In saying what people want to hear, he really never commits himself to one side or another of any issue. He certainly is a true politician, through and through. Bush also seems to say whatever people want to hear, and he apparently isn't too good at reading the cue cards. He doesn't however use this noncommital brush to paint every topic.
Personally I will probably wait to make my decision until shortly before the election. Weak, IMO, is making up one's mind absolutely before all the facts are presented.
I'm really not interested in debating Bush vs. Kerry anymore. At least not on this site. It's been done to death and there are only so many times you can hear "he's an idiot and he's got to go" as one of the primary arguments.