October 11, 2004
Dear Editor: Thanks to Randy Scholtz for the letter, "...Voting for Bush. " I totally agree and hope others will forget political parties to vote for the best man, George W. Bush. I am the spouse of a retired serviceman. Those of us who lost family, friends, and acquaintances during the Vietnam War remember Kerry well. We definitely do not need such a person in charge of our military as well as this great United States of America. Many people have lost their lives during the present war, but I feel the war was necessary for the future safety of our country and the future of foreign countries.
October 26, 2004
Dear Editor: Today, in Vietnam, hanging among the pictures of the North Vietnamese heroes who helped win the war with the United States, hangs a picture of John Kerry. In this picture, he is shaking hands with the enemy leaders of that communist nation. This meeting with the nation's enemies took place, secretly, in Paris, France, while brave Americans were dying at the hands of that very enemy. Along with Hanoi Jane Fonda, he is considered a hero to the communist Vietnamese. While John Kerry went before Congress in 1971, spewing forth accusations of war crimes against his fellow soldiers still fighting in Vietnam and was secretly meeting with the enemy in a foreign nation, the enemy was using his accusations, torturing American prisoners, trying to force them to admit to the war crimes Kerry was accusing them of. This is to me blatantly and "purposely aiding the nation's enemies.
October 1, 2004
Dear Editor: This is my first-ever letter and it likely will be my last. On Nov. 2, I will vote in my first-ever presidential election. I don't claim to know a lot about politics, I don't claim to know a lot about John Kerry. But I have had nearly four years now to know about George Bush. I know that under his "rule," I am living worse than I did under Bill Clinton. I'm making less money while the cost of living has gone way up. I know that Bush has us in a nasty war in Iraq that should never have been.
August 4, 2004
Dear Editor: For months, the Bush campaign has been spending millions to paint John Kerry as a flip-flopper. But anyone who saw Kerry's speech at the Democratic convention should be able to see right through those attacks. Throughout his life, John Kerry has always stood up for what was right, whether it was popular or not. He is a strong man, a man of integrity, and a man of character. Negative character attacks can only work if we can't see the truth for ourselves. But anyone who saw Kerry's speech knows that he speaks the truth loud and clear.
October 6, 2004
Dear Editor: I am a registered Democrat but have voted for some Republicans in the past. However, I have never voted for a Republican for president. I had begrudgingly accepted John Kerry as my Democratic nominee. I was more impressed with Wesley Clark and Dennis Kucinich, but by the time Kentucky's primary rolled around, John Kerry had sown up the nomination. However, after the debate on Thursday, I was finally completely won over by Kerry. At first I was only voting for him because I was angry and only wanted George W. out of the White House.
October 31, 2004
Dear Editor: George W. Bush has been a fine president in the past four years. But the question is: Will John Kerry? The answer is no. For one, John Kerry cannot make up his mind. If he is elected president, will he follow through with all of his promises made? Two, a former president (Bill Clinton) is campaigning for Kerry. During Clinton's presidency, this happened: On Feb. 26, 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed. Six people died and more than a 1,000 were injured.
August 23, 2004
Dear Editor: Right on cue, the smear campaign against John Kerry has moved into overdrive. Presumably because their own candidate offers so few reasons to re-elect him to a second term of office, Bush strategists have pulled out all the stops in an attempt to confuse voters about John Kerry's qualifications and positions. Questions about Kerry's service in Vietnam and his eligibility for the medals he won are the most unsavory of the lot. A few of the facts: John Kerry volunteered for two tours of duty during the Vietnam War, spending three and a half years in active duty, far longer than the four months cited in a recent letter to the Advocate.
September 24, 2004
Dear Editor: One of the bigger lies that we have been subjected to in this presidential campaign is that John Kerry has changed his position on Iraq many times, while George Bush has been a rock of constancy. Actually the reverse is true. President Bush first told us we had to invade Iraq because of the threat of looming "mushroom clouds. " When weapons of mass destruction could not be found, his story switched to a supposed link between Iraq and al-Qaida. When the 9/11 Commission Report shot that down (no "credible evidence")
October 29, 2004
Dear Editor: Anyone who votes for a candidate that already shows poor judgment by seeking the endorsement of a formerly impeached president, who admittedly used the White House to cheat on his wife, should go to the doctor's office to have their head examined. It wouldn't take long. They should also log onto the Web site www.cpusa.org and figure out whom the Communist Party USA must be for, since they obviously do not endorse the incumbent. George Bush isn't perfect (no one is)
August 10, 2004
Dear Editor: I had hoped that John Kerry would have left his military record low-key and presented only his record of accomplishments during the last 30-plus years. But no, he chooses to present himself as a war hero in about 90 percent of his acceptance speech. Our Vietnam experience is a special memory etched in our minds and not to be tarnished ever again. So with Kerry trying to paint a patriotic picture of himself, I must speak the truth. John Kerry's limited four months and 12 days tour of duty in Vietnam was far overshadowed by his turncoat 18-month performance in the United States in 1971-72.