by Joe Kirkpatrick
Many of you, like me, have watched the presidential debates with great interest. As I am writing this, only two debates have been held so far, and I have come to my conclusion: Both parties can surely come up with a better presidential candidate than these two!
In America, we have over 250 million people. I don't care whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, surely out of that many people, each party could come up with a better candidate. When I was growing up, the President of the United States was supposed to be the greatest leader in the whole world. Compare the two candidates we have running this year to former presidents such as John Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, or Ronald Reagan, and they both come up pretty short!
I have talked to so many people in this election season that have made comments such as, "I sure don't like Kerry so I guess I will vote for Bush", or "Bush should have never gone into Iraq so I'm voting for Kerry." In my lifetime, I have never seen so many people voting "against" someone instead of "for" someone.
How have we gotten to this point? To be honest, I don't know. My column this month is unusually short because I just don't have an answer. For the record, I am voting for Bush. Even though I don't agree with him on many issues, at