Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Not so angry:David Brooks' piece gives a look into the Iowa voter and we find out they are not so much "Bush haters" as they are disgusted with Bush. They want change and they want to believe in something again, but their anger is one of a quiet determination for reform and not anger at anyone or anything who didn't agree with them.

For quite some time, I've been worried about the Democrat's attitude. I was worried that they would be too blinded by hate of Bush to really address serious issues. My neighbors to the south showed that they want a campiagn that preaches hope to masses, not just anger.

Monday night I heard parts of Dean's speech and parts of Edward's speech. Edwards talked about the things that he saw were wrong in America and how they must be changed. The nation's eyes were upon him and he acted like a President. There was a sense of hope. Dean's speech was angry and bitter. I was especially upset that he decided to pick of the states of the other contenders as if to say he was gunning for them. That was not presidential, that was petty.

I've lost a lot of respect for Dean. He is a man with great ideas and passion. There is a lot to be angry about in our world today, but Americans don't run on anger, they run on hope. Americans are worried about their jobs, health care and the high cost of perscription drugs. They don't need someone who only rails against Washington, but they need someone who can tell them that things will be better. Americans need someone who can inspire them more than they do someone who can whip them up to a fever pitch.


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