Saturday, November 06, 2004
OPEN LETTER TO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
An articulate expression of one voter's agonizing decision to vote for Bush (via Instapundit). I don't agree on all of the particulars but I do agree on the general sentiment. A snippet (but I really do recommend that you read the whole thing):
I tried so hard to give you guys a chance. I'm young, I'm not extremely religious, and I'm supportive of liberal ideals like fighting for higher wages, stopping outsourcing of jobs, and standing up for the little guy. I wanted to vote Democratic this time, more than I can possibly put into words. You just didn't give me the option.
President Bush won on values, yes, but not hatred of gays or any other stereotype you have in your head about Bush voters like me.
He won because he has values, clearly defined values, and even though I agree with little of what he believes, at least I know what he believes. At least I know that he really does believe in something. At least I know that he will do what he says he will do.
That's disgustingly little, but unbelievably – you offered me less.