Bush is the better pick

I cannot believe your total lack of intelligence and the failure in your character (“Al Gore has the experience to make him a better pick,” editorial, Oct. 22).

Using the debates as an indicator, I believe that many, if not most, of Mr. Gore’s actions – the huffing, comments and space invasion – were rude, childish and snobbish. These actions were immensely overshadowed by George W. Bush’s gentlemanly and presidential conduct in the third debate. People who don’t abide by their agreements, and follow the debate rules that they negotiated, do not know integrity. But then again, there was “no controlling legal authority.”

It was George’s finest hour. Frankly, I would have pushed Gore away when he jumped up and rushed George like he did. But I don’t possess that Texan gentility that Bush has. Good old boys, like George W., are measured by the integrity of their word and conduct, not by their ability to parse and mislead or win debate points. Texan gentility is southern graciousness, with a bit of brass.

Your comments and tone mimic what I have heard from those effete, elitist Eastern press people, who haven’t a clue of how the rest of the country lives.

Where Bush lacks expertise, he will backfill with outstanding talent, like Dick Cheney. The mark of an intelligent leader is his ability to surround himself with talented people. Al could never tolerate someone brighter that he, which just leaves morons for his staff, because he knows it all and is inclined to tell you so.

I predict that George W. Bush will win with 55 to 60 percent of the vote, maybe more- a landslide by today’s standards. Now that’s something I can live with, for a change.


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