"Well, that's me in a nutshell. How about you then? I assume you voted Republican? Is the current government doing what you wanted it to? "
If I had to classify myself, it would be fiscally conservative and socially moderate. I would rather pay off our national debt than cut taxes. I don't want to be controlled by either the religious right or a dominating government.
I vote Republican about 60% with the rest going to Democrats and Independents. I avoid the nutty parties such as the Communist, Socialists, Green, Libertarian and now sadly the Reform since they nominated Pat "I never met a Nazi I didn't admire" Buchanan for president last time.
Sigh, yes I voted for Bush last time. It was more of an anti-Gore vote than anything else. I find myself voting against people far more often than for. In fact, the only national election I was enthused about was in 1996 when Jack Kemp ran as VP with Bob Dole (groan) at the top of the ticket. They were soundly thumped by Clinton/Gore. Kemp is my kind of Republican. I have no idea what he is doing these days but Dole spends his time making commercials for Viagra. Make of that what you will. As far as my judgement of Bush: not impressed so far but willing to give him more time. You may have heard about our latest national emergency. We'll have to see how he handles it. Hopefully, he'll take his time, avoid spilling innocent blood and my God please, no nukes.
I don't know how it is in the UK but money has a stranglehold here on every election. We don't get quality men and women running for public office. Instead we get robotic ass kissers who constantly plead for money so they can put asinine meaningless commercials on the air that are selling a product rather than ideas. This money indebts them to whoever paid whether it's Microsoft or the AFL-CIO.
And we all know those guys have everyone's interests at heart (uh-oh, I'm starting to sound like you).
Uh, sorry about the length. I know it's late there. If you made it through without dozing off, thanks.