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Endorsing John Kerry

Even though John Kerry doesn't support gay marriage, I'm endorsing him for President of the United States.

Basically, I think the best gift I could give the world would be a new President of the United States.

Although President Bush currently has the support of about 46% of the citizens of the United States, in my opinion he is not competent to hold the job. He has reacted to the terrorist threat in a paranoid and unintelligent fashion, needlessly stoking the most primal fears of the citizens of the richest, strongest country in the history of humankind.

In addition, his single-minded lust for tax cuts has led the federal budget into the worst fiscal crisis since, perhaps, the American Civil War. He's actively fought against the resurrection of Congressional pay-as-you-go budget rules, and has financed his pre-emptive military adventures by borrowing heavily from the Chinese and Japanese governments.

He squandered the goodwill of the world (and the U.S. Democratic Party) after 9/11 by pursuing a narrow-minded, socially conservative, needlessly militaristic agenda that has led to the most divided electorate since the height of the Vietnam conflict in 1968.

He has rolled back environmental protections, reproductive freedoms, and the role of science in making good government decisions.

John Kerry is the only candidate with a good chance of beating George Bush in November. I am supporting Kerry with my vote, my pocketbook, and my rhetoric.

There will be another day to fight for gay equality and other progressive causes. For now, I am committed to ejecting George W. Bush from the White House.

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