Bush fails to meet the press in DC, Kerry fails to meet the voters in California By Jane Stillwater
Everyone has something that they are afraid of. Arnold Schwarzenegger is afraid that America won't let him run for president just because it would be unconstitutional. John Ashcroft is afraid of what would happen if his version of Big Government stopped interfering with our lives and he was forced to get a REAL job.
My own greatest fear is that the recent Pentagon report is correct and we only have 16 years left before global warming melts the polar ice cap and puts my hometown under a whole bunch of water.
After his dismal appearance on Meet the Press the other day, George Bush's greatest fear appears to be situations wherein he has to think on his feet, such as during the upcoming live Presidential debates. And apparently Bush is not the only one who suffers from Fear of Debating. Presidential debates also appear to be a phobia for John Kerry. Why else would Kerry give the cold shoulder to millions of California voters by canceling a scheduled Los Angeles appearance at the League of Women Voters' debates -- in favor of an appearance in Georgia, a state with far fewer chances to score electoral delegates?
According to his website, Presidential candidate John Edwards is ready, willing and able to take on both Kerry and Bush in a debate. Edwards stated recently that "Voters deserve more than one opportunity to compare the distinctly different visions of the candidates before they make their decisions." We all know that Al Sharpton has his debating suit pressed and ready to go! And candidate Dennis Kucinich, a former college-level debate professor, has also expressed a desire to take on both Kerry and Bush regarding how to best remedy Bush's failed economic and foreign policies.
As a Californian who has only 16 years left before being inundated by the Pacific Ocean, I would like to see as many Presidential candidates as possible express their views as to how we are to get out of this terrible mess. And I am angry that I have been denied a chance to hear every single Presidential candidate explore every possible suggestion regarding how to get us back on track. Hell, if he has something that would save my little home from the Big Tsunami, I'd even listen to Ralph Nader!
UPDATE: The debate is back on! Hot off the press:
Washington-AP -- The Democratic presidential contenders will debate
in New York on February 29th. But they won't have to compete for
attention with that evening's Academy Awards ceremony. That's because the debate will be held at 11 in the morning.
John Kerry, John Edwards, Dennis Kucinich and Al Sharpton have all
agreed to participate.
C-B-S News anchor Dan Rather will moderate the one-hour debate. It
will be broadcast on C-B-S television and radio stations that choose
to pre-empt local programming. New York will hold its primary on March second.
The candidates will also debate in Los Angeles on Thursday. California also votes on March second.
Bush pronounced "unelectable": Media pundits pronounced recently that, although they love his platform of tax-cuts for the rich, media de-regulation and other economic gouging, George Bush is basically "unelectable".
Now the Pentagon tells Bush: climate change will destroy us · Secret report warns of rioting and nuclear war · Britain will be 'Siberian' in less than 20 years · Threat to the world is greater than terrorism --Climate change over the next 20 years could result in a global catastrophe costing millions of lives in wars and natural disasters. A secret report, suppressed by US defense chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a 'Siberian' climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world.
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Kucinich's book outlines his platform: Amazon.com: Books: A Prayer for America www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/ detail/-/1560255102?v=glance - Similar pages see also http://kucinich.us
From Nuc News: Now the Pentagon tells Bush: climate change will destroy us
February 22: Secret report warns of rioting and nuclear war
· Britain will be 'Siberian' in less than 20 years
· Threat to the world is greater than terrorism.
22.02.04: Key findings of the Pentagon