With most Americans dissatisfied with the direction of our country, the unspoken truth is that neither Kerry, nor Bush, nor Nader represents the visionary leadership that America needs.
While Nader can be far more frank with Americans on many issues than either of the other two, he is also being self-deceptive about his impact on America’s direction. We absolutely need a teller of unvarnished truths, but we cannot afford to let the ideal become the enemy of the possible. When the bullhorn for truth threatens to become the barricade to recovery, it is time to reexamine priorities. Before we can take the first step in the right direction we must end our sprint in the wrong direction.
We have seen where George Bush has led us, and if you have been paying attention, you can imagine where Bush, Cheney and company would take us, given four more years without having to worry about getting re-elected.
John Kerry is an imperfect candidate in an imperfect party in an imperfect political system. But the alternatives to each must be considered before deciding to cast or withhold your vote. The choice is not between Kerry and Nader. It is between Kerry and Bush.
Vote on November 2, and make sure your vote counts towards steering America in a new and sensible direction.
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