Four More Years

As many of you know, I’m happy that Bush won re-election. Congratulations to him and all of his supporters.

Some say that he won by pandering to religious bigotry. While I’m sure that some of his success was due to anti-gay/anti-abortion sentiment, I don’t think it was the major part. Most people who voted for Bush did so because they are significantly aligned with his other plans and policies.

In his statement today, Bush mentioned his commitments to reforming the tax code and Social Security. I’m looking forward to him taking advantage of his opportunity to make significant progress in these areas. He should know that many of his supporters took these promises seriously and expect him to follow through on them. I support these and other market liberalizations. I will certainly criticize Bush for failing in this area.

I’m also optimistic that Bush will nominate, and the strengthened Senate will confirm, good judges; especially Supreme Court Justices, during this term.

Mostly, though, people voted for Bush because they support his approach to the very real threats to our security. Many of us think that he and his advisors understand the threats, and how to deal with them, better than Kerry. Regardless of how much some people would like to pretend this isn’t true, the American voters have exercised excellent judgement about this; the most important criterion for choosing a president.

Congratulations to all of us on our improved chances for progress.

Vote For Bush!

Well, today is the day.

I can certainly understand those who decide that voting doesn’t make sense to them because they don’t think it’s worth their time (since it’s so unlikely that their individual vote will make an instrumental difference to the outcome).

But, for those who think that it’s worthwhile to express their preference publicly via voting; and if they prefer Bush’s approach to the War on Terror to Kerry’s (whatever that is), and they prefer Supreme Court Justices like Clarence Thomas to those Kerry is likely to appoint, and they prefer Bush’s Ownership Society reforms to increased socialism; you should probably vote for Bush.

If you don’t, then you probably shouldn’t.

PRESIDENT KERRY

That was the scariest post title I could think of.

I was considering going on with fake stories about Kerry opening peace talks with Osama Bin Laden, and appointing three young Supreme Court Justices, but I didn’t want to be responsible for any serious injuries.

Happy Halloween!