Kerry's Convention Speech
I’ll admit that Kerry gave a great speech. I particularly liked his mention of the $200,000 figure, which can be used as a convenient dividing line between the rich and the middle class. If people tell you they’re Republican, ask them if they make over $200,000 a year. If the answer is no, then tell them they are not voting in their own best interests, and that they have no business being Republican. They may get trickled upon, but not in the form of money.
I’m still voting for Nader, of course, and you should too. Kerry did not talk about getting our troops out of Iraq in six months, repealing the Patriot Act, same-sex marriage rights, repealing the Taft-Hartley Act, or Instant Runoff Voting. Nader supports all those things.
At the 1992 convention, Clinton said a lot of good things, but then he got elected, and we never got universal health care, we never got the full peace dividend, and we never got reduced auto emissions. Jerry Brown told you it would be so. Kerry may be better than Clinton to the extent that, thanks to Dean, he’s able to raise money in small contributions over the Internet. To get the real thing, however, you need to vote for Nader. Elect Kerry, and I think you’ll be hearing "I told you so" quite often from the Nader camp.
"The Mystery of the 2004 Elections" by Peter Camejo, Nader’s running mate: