I will vote for George W. Bush. Bush is a truthful man who follows the traditional moral principles of the good people of the United States. I believe -- I know -- that President Bush acknowledges absolutes, and that fosters my faith in his actions. In our time we are constantly told that truth is relative. Image has taken the place of truth in the minds of many of my fellow citizens.
But the President Bush who speaks to us is no mere image crafted by political masterminds: he is a man of strong, stable, trustworthy character. Isolated counterexamples prove nothing. Bush should be measured by his lifestyle BEFORE he was president AND since taking office. George Bush's clear ethics guide him to love people, work for their well-being, and act decisively as directed by his heart and the good people of America. As president, Bush has been consistent and predictable. We Americans want no surprises. We want action in accordance with principles we know and live by ourselves.
President Bush is experienced in making the strategic decisions required of the leader of the United States, and he surrounds himself with advisors drawn from our most qualified and talented people. Bush is a proven military commander. Losses to US troops in the implementation of his policies have been proportionately no greater than those suffered by ordinary citizens in a large American city in the course of daily life. And I applaud the president's proven willingness to take the fight against terrorism to its breeding ground. I want no hostilities in my homeland. I prefer that the enemy be defeated on his own territory.
Let me be clear: even if Americans were offered an equally qualified candidate, I would not opt to "change horses in mid-stream". Let Bush continue to work at the great projects now underway. I believe that success will come soon.
My support of the president is as important to me as is his support of me. He embodies the truths and principles that I pray will define the American future.
My basic needs, like those of most Americans, are security, access to good medical care, sufficient income (which can only be the result of maintaining a positive and stable business environment) and the freedom to be whatever I want to be. President Bush, I feel certain, will do everything he can to provide what we Americans need when we need it.
I went into the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life ... to put to rout all that was not life; and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived......