Well, let me try to move on to a positive note. A very dear friend of mine in San Francisco recently announced that she is voting for Bush. B. and I have known each other for about seven years, and we've had many incredible conversations. She's a highly intelligent, independent-minded person. I had told her that I was voting for Bush, and why, but never pushed her to agree with me. But once she got internet access, she started reading this site and others, and chose to become better informed. What finally changed her mind was a TV interview with Michael DeLong, author of "Inside CENTCOM", which explained a lot about the Iraq war and put things in perspective for her. She has also begun noticing the media bias! Like me, B. disagrees with President Bush on many issues, but she understands that he is the only candidate with the will, the character, the resolve, and the ideas to see America and the world through this difficult time.
Here in Portland, my friend G. hasn't changed her pro-Kerry position (again, I've never pushed her to) but she has shown a genuine interest in learning more about what's happening. This, for me, is the most important thing. I wish more people had this attitude. If you are reading this blog, I hope you feel the same way.