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Do-Over 2004?

Poll - Total Votes: 8
George W. Bush
John Kerry
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Only vote if you now wish you could have had a "do-over" in 2004 after having voted for one of the two candidates below.

[big][b][c=800000]Vote here for who you now wish you had voted for.[/c][/b][/big]
calicuz · 51-55, M
In my opinion, this only works if people are honest with themselves. In 2004 the "War on Terrorism" had begun just 3 years earlier, and no Sitting President had ever lost an election in the middle of a "War," so if we can all recall how we felt, and feard, terrorism at the time, then this poll might work.
beckyromero · 36-40, F

Mostly due to foreign policy concerns. George W. Bush's foreign policy was consistent with what nation has had since the end of World War II. A strong deterrence and maintaining strong alliances. President Biden is of that same mindset.

Obama took us a step back (Kerry would have as well). And Trump? He wants to take us back to the dangerous policy of isolationism that left us unprepared to face a changing and dangerous road in the late 1930s.
Bumbles · 51-55, M
@beckyromero You think? Obama stayed in Afghanistan. In retrospect I do wish he had done more in reaction to Russia annexing Crimea.
beckyromero · 36-40, F

I think Obama "grew" in office as president to see other viewpoints and listen to advice, but his instincts were to pull out. He certainly didn't see Afghanistan as a way to correct the missed opportunity when the Cold War with the Soviets ended.

Obama simply didn't want to deal with foreign policy. He wanted to GIVE everyone health insurance by requiring that everyone BUY it.

And, correct, he didn't rise to the occasion with regards to Crimea. If he had, I doubt Russia would have invaded the rest of Ukraine because they would have gotten a nasty taste of what they would have been in for.
HoraceGreenley · 56-60, M
John Kerry?
beckyromero · 36-40, F

Yeah, I know. Makes me sick when he said you always remember your first (vote, that is).
HoraceGreenley · 56-60, M

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