President, not debate coach!
by Mark Neckameyer
October 04, 2004
Hello! So much is being
made of Senator Kerry's excellent performance in the Presidential
Debate last Thursday that many voters seem to believe that we
are electing someone to be National Debating Coach rather than
President of the United States. I am not a John Kerry Fan
because I hated his Viet Nam policies back in the early 1970s
and I am very leery of his ultra Liberal friends like Ted Kennedy
and Tom Harkins. Even I will admit that he did a fine job
of debating last week. He has been well prepared.
Senators debate each other. That is what they do for a
living and that is what John Kerry has done for twenty years.
Before that he was a lawyer and District Attorney. They
debate and in law school are trained to debate. All his
life Senator Kerry has been a debater going back to his experiences
and interests in high school and college on his schools' debate
teams. George W. Bush was a businessman, has a Masters
in Business degree and owned a fairly large business .... a Major
League baseball team. He has also been Governor of Texas
for six years and of course, President of the United States for
In all his jobs George W. Bush has very successfully selected,
hired and when necessary fired individuals who worked for him.
He had to meet quotas, recommend and then stay within budgets.
He did not have an opportunity to do much debating as George
W. was the boss, the "top dog". Others
would debate for their own plans and programs in front of him
and then George W. would make the final decision. It was
like that with the Texas Ranger Baseball team, like that in the
Governor's Mansion in Austin Texas and is like that in
the White House today.
John Kerry debated and then voted on ideas. In twenty years
in the Senate he did not really accomplish much. he was
not a chairman of an important committee and did not innovate
any exciting legislation which would have carried his name had
he done so. That is why many Americans outside of Massachusetts
had never heard of John Kerry until this year's election campaign
began. John Kerry has never hired anyone but servants I
suppose. he has not been an executive in either business
or government, has not managed big budgets and has never truly
been in charge of anything. He was not a particularly hard
working Senator either, missing many votes and meetings
In debate class they give you a side, a position you are to debate
and you try your best to win. The side you take has nothing
at all to do with your own beliefs. Like a lawyer, and
he is a lawyer, John Kerry has been trained and is practiced
in the art of arguing to win no matter what the truth may be.
He scares me. I like the people President Bush has appointed
and brought into government; Conny Rice, Don Evans, Colin Powell,
Norman Minetta and many more. From the makeup of the President's
cabinet containing two Asian Americans, two African Americans,
a few women and even a Democrat, that the President has cast
a wide net to bring a broad spectrum of the best people into
Washington DC. That is what a President does that is most
important. He chooses people for top jobs. That
is what executives do.
Please do not forget that John Jerry IS a very liberal Democrat.
If he wins in November, all the people named above will be swept
away in favor of the Senator Ted Kennedy and Senator Tom Harkins
left wing types. They debate well those Senators but with
no executive experience we would be handing the reins to slick
talking beginners when we are still at risk in the War on Terror.
Irvine, California - USA
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