I am not a citizen of the United States; therefore, I am powerless and unable to work towards a “regime change” in that country in November 2004. However, knowing what percentage of U.S. citizens voted in 2000, it seems to me the task that’s ahead for those who believe that a “regime change” is necessary must be to convince 1 or 2 apathetic non-voter from the 2000 election that if they vote, their small number would be enough to tip the balance. The presidential candidate who lost actually had half a million vote more nationwide than the
weasle one who got in.
If a block of only 5 to 7 percent more voters show up to vote nationwide in 2004 and they mostly vote against the incumbent president, then it’ll be in the bag! There’s no point for those of you who believe in a “regime change” to try to change the mind of those who already support Dubya. Focus instead on those who are ambivalent, and make them see that their vote DOES count, …but only if it is cast. That small group of 5 to 7 percent of returning or first-time voters will feel mighty proud of the system and themselves if their vote effects a decisive change in 2004.
Detractors might want to bully this Canadian that I am into minding his own business. But given the role the United States now plays on the global scale, it is my business. With the exception of the economic elite, we will all suffer if the current course continues south of the world’s longest unprotected border.