Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Thoughts on the Election and Change

I made these comments in response to a post on JokersToTheRight, but I thought they were important and general enough to post on my main page.

In the end, I view this election as a referendum on the status quo - "stay the course," if you will. The status quo has this country moving in the wrong direction; the leadership of this country has the world moving in the wrong direction. It is time for a change. Ryan is correct; the Republicans have done little to nothing to earn the support of their usual constituents. Any readers who have not already made up your minds: don't let the fear of change and the fear of accountability affect your decisions as you vote. There is a big difference between hearings about a President's sex life and hearings about the reasons that a nation went to war, a war that costs more American lives every day. The current leadership, under the Republican Party, has not provided the leadership necessary to look into and move past these vital issues on to a better future. Denying the reasons and original goals for a war means that it is open-ended, and the time has come to think about how to bring about closure in Iraq.

When leadership fails, we as the American people have the power and the responsibility to bring about change. The time is very near for us to do that.


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