Many of my Republican friends cannot stand the thought of Kerry running the White House. Bush is doing a fine job of keeping the nation "safe." Kerry is one of those soft Democrats who will drop the ball if elected. However, Bush spent Vietnam pulling a coveted National Guard tour arranged -- no doubt -- by his very influential "skull and bones" daddy. Bush cannot even come clean about whether or not he showed up for that. (Kerry is also "skull and bones" and probably could have pulled strings to get a National Guard tour if he wanted to.) Kerry on the other hand, enlisted, and earned numerous medals while serving in actual combat in Vietnam. He earned his stripes and has my respect as a real military leader. Just like McCain, he has been there. So who do you want in office to clean-up the Iraq mess. A former coke-addict who is making his oil buddies richer with your tax money? Let's not forget Rummy running the Pentagon for another four years. Or, do you want a decorated war veteran? Not a perfect person, just someone who has more solid credentials.