In my neighborhood, my wife and I are political minorities. - an Independent and a Democrat surrounded by Bush supporters. One of the primary reasons some of my neighbors are supporting the current president is his claim of being anti-abortion. I am not pro-abortion. The facts are that after four years in office the Supreme Court decision Rowe vs. Wade remains unchanged and according to a study done by a group in Minnesota, there was a steady decline of the abortion rate during the 1990s only to see increases over the last four years.
The president says he remains resolute and steadfast to his words. Fine, but I prefer results over words. The results of the last four years do not impress me. Gasoline prices have doubled, health insurance premiums have appreciably risen, our budget surplus has gone to record deficits, we have a costly (in terms of money and human lives) mess in Iraq with no apparent tie to 9-11, and we've alienated ourselves from part of the international community. So the man who says he can bring people together, says he is anti-abortion, says lots of things hasn't shown me anything except that charisma that the polls suggest has convinced a majority that they would rather sit down and have a beer with this guy versus the other guy.