Repetition, Repetition, Repetition
Everyone should watch this video. Remember, if you say something long enough and loud enough, people will start to believe it. (via Joi Ito.)
The upcoming debate is always cast in terms of Kerry/Edwards vs Bush/Cheney, but it’s important to remember that that’s not the whole story. It’s Kerry/Edwards vs Bush/Cheney/Ashcroft/Rumsfield/Rice/Rove/Halliburton/etc/etc !
George W. Bush isn’t the only person in American politics setting policy – he’s just the most visible. For example, John Ashcroft is busy crafting secret laws, laws you as a citizen can run afoul of but not be told about!
The argument we should be having is not “was the Iraq war justified?” or “does Kerry have more integrity than Bush?” or anything like that. It’s “who will surround themselves with people who are genuinely interested in making our lives better?”
To that effect, I’ve started the following page on my wiki: http://wiki.skippy.net/Kerry. Please contribute links to information about other administration abuses.
And before any comments come in, please don’t assume that I think Kerry/Edwards are messiahs descended from on high. I’m sure they’ll screw up, and do stuff I disagree with – they are, after all, politicians. What I’ve seen from them, though, is more aligned with the things that I think are important, namely better living, and not living in fear.