Two things you should never talk about-religion and politics. Unfortuately, someone opened the can, so I guess I have to start preaching. Both of the candidates are horrible. They are born-and-bred politicians, with no concept of how the regular man lives, or what us average Joes require for our day to day existence. Every candidate in the race this year is a millionare. The "poorest" candidate is Cheney, and he is still very rich. How about Kerry marrying the widow of a fellow senator that died tragically (not to mention a ketchup (or catsup) heiress with LOTS of money). Or Bush, who basically inherited a fortune. What does he do? Buys the Texas Rangers, then he buys Texas, then he buys the United States (with a little help from Jeb). Do these guys know what "working" means? Look, we are entering a time of regrettable presidents. I feel that Clinton was a decent president...I'm not going to put his face on Mt. Rushmore, but he did a good job. The younger Bush has already been regrettable, putting more emphasis on gay marriage than the lagging economy, and shipping US jobs away en masse at a time where even those dollars would come in handy. Now there is Kerry, a war hero. I commend anyone who fights for what they feel is right, and I will not take this away from Kerry. However, as a person and a politician, he his regrettable. I don't feel that the man believes in anything right now. My feeling is that he will believe in whatever will get him elected. Bush gets told what to believe in (after all, he isn't exactly the pick of the litter intelligence-wise). Kerry, it seems, just does not care. Just for a week, I would like to see any of these men work a McDonald's or as a sanitation worker, or a bus driver, or a secretary, or something where they actually earn their keep. Maybe then they will have a deeper understanding of what we go through on a daily basis here on earth. The rich are getting a LOT richer, and the poor are getting a LOT poorer, and the middle class is basically disappearing. This is part of a pattern that has been seen the world over for millenia. Please allow me to explain. Look at the Mesopotamian empires of early years..the top 5% controlled the wealth, and thus, the power. Ancient Egypt, same thing. Rome, same thing, Middle Ages kingdoms, same thing, Chinese dynasties, same thing. Now we come to the Unites States, a country founded on the theoretical belief that this pattern could be broken (yes, I know, the Founding Fathers were all rich men, the top 5%, to be precise). By the end of the 19th Century, and well into the 20th Century, this seemed to be at least partly true. The rich were really rich, but the poorest voted at every opportunity, and turned the mob into a real political power. This really facilitated and basically created the middle class in America. We have taken a big step backwards in the last 20 years, starting with Reaganomics (yes, I know he is dead, but that doesn't change his legacy, good or bad). The two candidates personify this step backwards in the US. Two rich guys with only their and their buddies' interests at heart, and be dam*ed the rest of you peasants!!! Where is FDR when you need him? I mean, he WAS the last rich guy to really care about us. Colin Powell for President (if only because he seems to care about something)!