A little background, voted straight republican party ticket every election before this one. In this election, voted for Kerry. This election tells me that it is not enough to sit on here and pontificate about the issues. It is not enough to just go and vote. It is not enough to make a small donation to the election that I want to win. It is not enough to attempt to persuade your family and friends that you are right. It tells me that the "fringe" elements of the democratic party do more harm than good. It tells me that the lesser of two evils is still not good, regardless for whom you voted. It tells me that Americans as a whole really don't get it, and by it I mean way too many tie the war on terror to the war on Iraq. It tells me that a president can cite bad intelligence and cite it frequently enough to convince the country that it is true, even if he later admits that it isn't. I am gutted by this election. I really don't like Kerry, at all. But I voted for him because he wasn't Bush. This obviously isn't enough to win an election, even when the other guy is so by. So my question is when, if ever, will a leader step to the plate that will make you vote for him more than vote against the other guy? This election makes me ill, but it also will inspire me to be 100000000000x more involved next time, donating time, energy, effort to whichever campaign I choose. I have no problem being outvoted, I just wish that I could sit here and say that I am 100% convinced that the country made the right decision (and by right decision, I don't mean my decision, I mean the country as a whole made an informed and intelligent decision based on the facts). That being said...Kerry, for the love of man, concede.