I got to thinking about the election last night. On one side we have the environment, women's choices / rights, people in general, the economy, the Iraqi's, and having to send young people to fight the war. These issues are associated with Kerry. On the other side we have the terrorist problem which is primarily associated with Bush. I'm a poor student of WW11. The British (Chamberlain), Czechs, French, etc. tried appeasement, averting their eyes (Austria). Finally Germany invaded Czechoslovakia and due to alliances between the nations plus being generally fed up all hell broke loose. It then became a down and dirty war with each side being equally rude to each other. We were isolationists until the Japanese invaded Pearl Harbor and then all hell broke loose. It turned out to be a down and dirty war for us too. It took the British 12 years to get rid of the insurgents in Malaysia so we're in for a long haul. I just think that the terrorists take precedence over everything else as they are quite capable of giving us a second whack. They also don’t appear to have any intention of giving in and their spirit isn’t flagging . Like it or not, I think that we have to go with Bush if you think that the terrorists take precedence over everything else. If times were normal without the terrorists I'd vote for Kerry. Bush is a known quantity and Kerry is an unknown quantity. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet!!