Not four more

his letter was inspired by Phil Dalton’s column in the Sept. 18 issue of the Star. While I would be happy to have it included in the daily letters feature, I would really like Phil to read it.

Normally, I try to stay away from politics. It’s so hard to believe what politicians say that most elections become a matter of choosing the lesser of two evils. Such is the case this year. Both presidential candidates seem to have a hard time coming up with reasons why we should give them our valuable votes, other than to say the other guy is clearly not cut from presidential timber. Republicans are especially good at this. They overlook their own (plentiful) shortcomings, hoping that voters will as well. They call Bill Clinton names like “Slick Willie” and try to convince us all he is one step away from being the most depraved, irresponsible anarchist who ever held public office simply because his ideas aren’t exactly like theirs. Republicans hope that, by putting down Bill Clinton, George Bush will be elevated in the eyes of the voters. This tactic is very immature. It insults the intelligence of every thinking person who wants to be presented with hard facts and then permitted to sort through them and make what they feel is the best choice. Unfortunately, it’s all the Republicans can do because they are faced with this one unsettling truth: There isn’t one good reason to vote another four years to George Bush. He has nothing to offer us, and his past four years don’t speak very well for his future as president.

SPY Magazine recently published an issue bearing these words across the cover:”1,000 Reasons Not To Vote For George Bush.” The article was quite educational, unfortunately for the incumbent. Of course, no one reason in itself should be enough to vote against a man, but several hundred good reasons should be enough to enlighten even the dimmest Bush supporter.

This is just the tip of the iceberg; George Bush is not going to serve us any better in the next four years either.

On November 3rd, remember how important it is that you vote. Amidst all the negativism and slander, motivation may be hard to find, but think of it this way: You can help make sure that George Bush is never president again.

Thomas R. Frost