john kerry is a douche bag but i’m voting for him anyway

Yeah, we know he’s no Howard, but look at the alternative.

Essayist Alan Blevins is hoping to persuade people like myself and others not enchanted by Kerry to vote for him in November by admitting that, indeed, he is a bit of a dork. He has plans for five essays, with the first two already written. I read the first one, and although his reasoning is well articulated, he could use a bit more in the research department. His second essay is a bit better about providing links to sources, although many of the news sources are from the so-called liberal press (no Fox News citations here). Good luck to him, but I think he’ll mostly be preaching to the choir.

I’m voting for Kerry, only because he’s the most likely of the Anybody But Bush crowd to get enough of the popular vote to win. I’m still a Deaniac progressive Democrat at heart, and it kills me that yet again I have to vote for a moderate, sluggish politician.