Friday, October 08, 2004

Letter to the Editor, 2nd Debate (Another Version)

In the second presidential debate the audience did an excellent job of asking questions that I hear people talk about every day but that haven't been covered in the previous presidential and vice presidential debates. As the evening went on, it became clear that John Kerry was listening to the questions and could articulate his positions clearly. His responses showed that he shares the concerns of Americans and that he has thought at length about the issues. He was never at a loss for words, but knew the issues inside and out. His expertise and sincerity were evident in all of his answers.

By now, anyone who has been paying attention can see that the Bush administration has sound bites, but not substantive answers to the questions Americans are asking. Of the two candidates, only John Kerry articulated a plan for Iraq; only John Kerry has a fiscally responsible plan to reduce the deficit; only John Kerry has a health care plan that puts patients first (and is not government run, despite Bush's claims).

The best choice for America is clear: John Kerry is a leader with a plan to help real Americans. George Bush can't fix our problems because he doesn't see them. America needs a change. It's time to elect John Kerry.

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