OK progressives, don't give me too much of a hard time for this. I know we have a one party system in this country and would like to see that change. It's true there isn't much fundamental difference between democrats and republicans, particularly in terms of supporting a class-based society that has instiutionalized greed.
That said, I'd like to make an arguement for Kerry. I checked out his website and listened to his speeches, etc., and it sounds to me like he intends to roll back Bush's tax cuts for the super wealthy. He wants to use that money to finance health care for everybody, which is obviously something we really need in this country. As you know many of our people have no health insurance. Concerning the war in Iraq, he wants to at least internationalize the effort there--make amends with our traditional allies in Europe and let them in on some of the reconstruction contracts etc. He wants to work more closely with the UN.
Let's face it, Kerry's positions on these issues are at least a step in the right direction. Compared to another 4 hears of Bush in the Whitehouse, he sounds pretty good to me. I'd be interested to hear your views on these points. Thanks.