Cheer up, you guys
It's not as bad as it seems. The media thrives on conflict and bad news, but it doesn't paint any real picture. I just don't think there is THAT much of a difference between Dems and Republicans.
The Republicans don't have any monopoly on fear mongering. I cite the economy, the draft, "tax cuts for the rich", and theocracy as examples. The economy just isn't as bad as it's been reported. The draft - I don't think it will happen but it would have about an equal chance no matter who won the election. Tax cuts for the rich - one of those slogans that is patently untrue. And theocracy - ain't going to happen.
Regarding Iraq, was John Kerry really going to do anything much different?
Just look at the various conflicts around the world. It's a great mechanism for keeping people emotional and involved.
Step back a bit and have a good look. All this crap is being fueled. Don't fall for it.