Don't Blame Kerry, He is Just Being a Politician
By Ryan Parsons | None
OK, it has been stated repeatedly that Kerry flip-flops
[or, more specifically, flipped] on his stance towards issues such as that
on the war in Iraq. If you do not believe this, there is a video out that
shows multiple speeches from Kerry and his stance on the Iraqi war that
is pretty humorous. But do not be shocked; we are voting on politicians
John Kerry: Presidential Nominee
Being a Politician
Remember, the one thing politicians deeply want, even more than funds, is
your vote. To receive this vote, a person may have to bend to his/her party's
will and stand by a platform that has already been set as the popular choice
amongst the party. Kerry has actually stood pretty straight on one of his
beliefs toward the war, he did not think it was enacted properly. According
to Kerry, we went in too fast without the proper preparations. I do not
know if these 'preparations' would have been supported if Kerry voted 'Yea'
on the bill for added funding for our troops [he voted 'no']. Even though
he did not come out with this complaint in the beginning, it is probably
one of his earliest complaints that he has stuck to.
But, looking back, I do not remember Kerry being the big dog for presidential
nomination within his party. I remember hearing more about Howard Dean and
seeing him on the front of political and trendy magazines alike. He was
also viewed pretty favorably as being a middle man and a guy that is a conservative
democrat. The only thing that seemed to stem his tide was his excitement
in a speech addressing his supporters [something I believe was blown way
out of proportion]. What is wrong with a candidate with energy? In the end,
Kerry needed votes and the only way to get these votes was/is to represent
policy that was popular among his party.
Kerry, being a politician, skewed his views in order to grasp a higher,
and winning, percentage of able voters. Was he wrong to do so? No! He became
the presidential nominee of his party because of his 'adjusted' views. However,
is this going to have consequences? Of course! When you are Commander and
Chief of the United States [a nation known as a 'police nation'], you have
followers/supporters that require faith in a leader. Kerry discusses how
we need more friends, but it is hard to gain support when these 'friends'
are unsure about whether the country they are supporting [US] are sticking
through to their policies. There is also no doubt that the party you are
running against is going to find and exploit the flip on policy. Especially
when it is pretty apparent.
Now, this does not necessarily mean that Kerry will continue to flip-flop
if he were to become president. But, his history towards voting on measures
has not been favorable to his current position.
Hard to Say
To end, who is to really say how our current President, and future President,
will stand? Most of the information voters receive are either from the two
competing parties [Republicans or Democrats], or from the news. The parties
are obviously going to show tilted views towards each ones nominee, and
news stations are not going to be completely reliable either. Dan Rather,
and group, was so happy to have documents against Bush, they made the documents
news before even researching the validity of them. Come on! Political views
are apparent everywhere, including in the news that we supposedly trust.
Remember, news stations also depend on ratings, and ratings aren't achieved
by having the most positive reports all the time.
Anyway, this race is going to be close. So get out and vote for the candidate
you want to represent you.
To view the video of Kerry Flop's, CLICK
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