The day after, not just in Lawrence, KS so what would it be like? So let's say its November the fourth two days after the election. November 3rd will under any condition be a national day for throwing up. So it's Thursday and the world is faced with an America that did not vote Bush out of office, which on the face of it seems only fair since America didn't vote him in either. In a perfect world countries would recall their ambassadors, close ports to American products, not allow over flights of their airspace and other actions to say 'Start removing your 750 military bases from all over the world, America' America is at fault in a sense, not Bush, for to leave him in office is not his fault, it is the fault of the adults in the population that did not remove him the first time when he was appointed and now.
Let's dream further and say the Diebold machines were programmed for Ralph to win. I am sure he could define and maybe assemble a fine cabinet. How would he get anything passed in Congress? Like, voting out the USA Patriot Act or stopping Act II. The Republicans won't work for him and it is fair to say the Democrats may have an attitude toward him which is not the most constructive. To use the FDR fire hose analogy from the days of Lend-Lease, if you turn to your neighbor for help to put out a fire destroying your home would you use a hose with a ¾ inch line delivering 6 gpm at 25 psi from your best friend and somehow connect that to the hydrant? Or would you turn to someone with a 2" line delivering 500 gpm at 200psi. all ready mated to the hydrant from someone you don't like as much, someone you have issues with, but someone who wants to put out the fire.
Perhaps there are those who might respond 'Let the house burn down it is a symbol of consumerism', for these individuals voting for Bush is a way of continuing that. Certainly Kerry is their enemy. Some may not be able to live with themselves to vote for Bush directly, Ralph can help here, Ralph Nader is an icon of many things that need changing in America but he is not a means to these ends. Kerry is a way of removing Bush from office and - maybe - providing enough time, to remove the assaults on the Constitution and Civil Liberties. With freedom restored many things are possible. There is legislation which is now before Congress, the doublespeak which passes for government these days, designed to mandate all law based on Christian Fundamental principles. Hateful laws found in no other western country, law based on an oxymoron.
There are in the end two outcomes to this election, if we have one. On one hand Ralph does not manage to produce a forty share at the polls and Kerry wins on the other hand, Ralph does not manage to produce a forty share at the polls and Bush wins. Some say or try to say with a straight face there is no difference in these two outcomes. Addressing the few of these folks who are not Republican provocateurs, who seem to reverberate themes of 'Revolution' or 'Rebellion' if you think starting a new government is the answer why haven't the forty percent at the economic bottom risen up? That's over 120 million people. Nader's ego driven campaign is so self indulgent as to question his mental faculties. Kerry at least has some experience in office. Ralph is a great critic, but when the fans are screaming you don't need a cheerleader, when the fans are screaming you can't even hear the cheerleaders. The fans of freedom are having their last cry here.
This behavior of Ralph serves, other than his on interests, to help shore up a notion in the country that only the 'two' parties are real parties. Nader tells us everything we already know, not how he will accomplish anything. If you are more important than the country Ralph keep running. If you help destroy the best shot at removing Bush, keep running faster for how can we tell you form him. I supported Ralph in 1996 and 2000 when Ashcroft wasn't AG, Cheney VP, and Rumsfeld at DOD.
By what logic does someone leave George in office and then claim caring for people, the environment, the reduction of the military not induction into the military and Unions. Not only voting for, but now working for the candidate who has the best chance to end Bush is the only issue. This is real politics and it stinks, not the best candidate, by the one with the best chance to win on the most important issue Fail on this and the other issues won't matter for there will be no forum for opposition. Leaving Bush in office is the best way to kill more people on earth than anything under Kerry.