And you've tried and tried your best to bring them around but they just say they dont like to pay taxes or they "don't want to change presidents in the middle of a bad time"
Take a break from the argueing a little while, head to the website of the oregon republican party.It's something like www.orgop.org- find it with google if you have to. Up front they have thier "platform"- Break open a new ream of paper and print the 15 odd pages of drivel in this manifesto of theirs. Then dig thru the junk drawer until you find one of those Hi-lighter pens. As you carefully read this document highlight all the parts which you know will be really scary for mom and dad. Theres some pretty freaky religious stuff in there and unless they go to Fred Phelps church they'll whip out thier checkbook and send whatevers left after the payment on the Navigator to MoveOn.
Keep working at it. I do think Kerry is less likely to start WW III than Bush and this should be considered.
Bush going down in a landslide would send a strong message to the world and we'd be a lot safer for it.