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I stumbled upon this website on the day of the election looking for exit poll information. ever since then i have visited this site daily. I guess in a way i had been seeking some sort of liberal think tank and I just didn't know it.

I have come to find that the people who run and use this site display some of the most intelligent and informative political information and opinions I think I've ever seen. I think I've learned more politics in the last week from this site than over the last four years. You see, four years ago I cared little of politics...then George W. Bush was made (I'd say elected, but we all know that's not true) president and all of that changed. over the last four years I came to realize that George W. Bush may be the worst president in our nation's history and I couldn't sit idly by anymore.

Like just about everyone on this site, John Kerry's defeat was a disappointment. The days that followed were filled with equal parts anger, frustration and sadness. I feared the road ahead. I wondered what 'moral values' were. I wondered how, as the Daily Mirror in the UK so aptly displayed on their cover, 59 million people could be so dumb.

I realize that John Kerry's demise did not rest solely on the votes of a misguided majority or the evil doings of a terrible president.  I feel that Kerry failed to connect with many voters and convince them that he did in fact have a plan. As deplorable as Bush may be, he still comes off to many as a likable guy...someone you'd have a beer with. Kerry came off sometimes as an elitist. In middle America, that's about the worst impression you can give.

Don't get me wrong, I believed in Kerry in my heart of hearts...not just because he wasn't Bush, but because I felt he had what it took to lead this nation into a more enlightened age. The average American, however, decided that instead of making the economy better or ending a needless war or making sure everyone has health care, that gays shouldn't have rights. It's a sad day for America.

With all that said, I thank each and every one of you, and I hope that I can give you as much as you give me.

Jared

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Welcome to MyDD
Glad to have you on board ypsilanti. I am an ex-RINO who was voting for the Democratic nominee regardless of who it was. People like Zell Miller are a very big reason I left the Republican party. Whatever your reasons for showing up, jump on in the water's fine.
by Gary Boatwright 2004-11-08 02:05PM | 0 recs
Re: Welcome to MyDD
Welcome to Mydd. I agree, it is a great site and it is very well maintained.
by NCdemocrat 2004-11-08 02:53PM | 0 recs
Hey there
Nov 2nd got a lot of first-time visitors here, welcome to the frontline.
by Jerome Armstrong 2004-11-08 04:15PM | 0 recs

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