Friday, September 3rd, 2004
After listening and reviewing the Zell Miller speech at the RNC (here’s one response, take it or leave it), I just have to say that I’m pretty much sickened by the state of affairs. Deplorable. Embarrassing.
I am embarrassed to say that while I purposely did not watch any of either of the conventions for the very reason that I knew anything said there would be presented in “political speech” talk, geared for emotional response and crowd-pleasing and for the most part, useless, I did take the time to read Miller’s speech in text and was quite moved by it. It reads so eloquent in its sheer humaness, its passion and relativity.
Then, within hours to discover that once again I may have been tricked by context and perhaps, based on viewpoint, misconceptions to the possible point of lies (for every post and article pointing out lies in one speech, I can find conflicting ones pointing out lies in the rebuttal)I am once again convinced that either you must dig down to the bottom of each single statement made, or stay away all together. I still make the mistake of holding onto a belief that no one, not even a politician, would be so foolish as to spout untruths when a) it lands on tape as evidence, and b) it can so easily be researched (well, not easily enough–you have to go back, back, back and spend good deal of time looking into every possible corner and not be satisfied with finding one contradiction, for that too may be out of context).
I have almost decided NOT to vote as a conscious decision based upon not having full access and knowledge to complete a picture of either candidate. A vote based on what can later turn out to be falsehoods is NOT better than no vote at all.
Hmmm..but not voting..or voting for someone other than Kerry..assures Bush the presidency…
Just a thought…
*A Mayde in her own little woode.
No it doesn’t, unless you’re sure it’s the Kerry-leaners who would choose not to vote. And in one case I know of, that’s not the case. Not voting assures whoever’s winning and whoever’s losing that one non-vote will not add to nor detract from the possible outcome.
Susan, you have to do what is right for yourself..I just don’t want “W” for another 4 years…
*A Mayde in her own little woode..
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