Ok, I don't really know where to begin. None of these choices would be my first, second, or even third choice, if I could just fill in the blank.
First there is Kerry. He seems smart, and well respected in the Senate. However he seems to be a bit of a gold-digger. He married his first wife of 180 million or so, and divorced her after two children and wanted the catholic church to annul the marriage.
His second wife is worth over 1 billion dollars (current estimates) in inherited Ketchup money from when she was married to a republican senator after he got killed.
Even if the democrats take back the Senate and House, Kerry won't move too far off the reservation because the people financing his campaign are for the most part the same people financing Bush's campaign and they won't allow it.
Despite some style changes, and a few social bills like stem cell research, you won't know the difference between him and Bush or him and Clinton. You could walk outside your house, go to work or school, come home and never know who was president unless someone told you.
Next there is Bush. Depending who you talk to he is either a very good president, or a very bad one. The ones who think he is bad, can't decide if he is a complete imbecile in a cowboy hat destroying the planet, or an evil fascist maniacal super criminal plotting the worlds destruction. I don't see how he can be both at the same time. Either he is an idiot or an evil genius, but how can he be both?
Finally there is Nader. Nader maybe the best man for the job. I don't get the impression he is in this for himself, but he really wants to help the country. Now is his brand of help what the country needs? Probably. He has an uphill battle to say the least, and no matter which party gains control of Congress, both parties will shoot at him from the right and the left because they can't afford to allow a third entity in power to be successful.
So, I can vote for Bush and get more of the same, or I can vote for Kerry and get basically more of the same, or I can vote for Nader, with a clear conscience and in the slight hope that he wins, watch 435 congressman and 100 senators destroy the man and his presidency while not leaving any finger prints.
Unless something changes I'm going to vote for Nader. It will change nothing, but at least I won't feel like taking a long shower after voting.