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    Tuesday, November 02, 2004

    Carol's Closing Argument 

    Instead of me going over again John Kerry's qualifications -- or the reasons to remove George W. Bush -- I want to let the hundreds of people who stood in line to vote this morning make my argument.

    As I've written before, the amount of energy and commitment being expended by ordinary citizens reflects what's at stake in this election.

    John Kerry and the Democrats have run a campaign that reflects the fact that America's future depends on including more people in democracy, and in the American dream.

    It depends on America modeling its values of justice and freedom to the world -- not only its military might. It depends on people caring for each other, especially those who have been left behind in this economy. It depends on working to have more voices heard, not demanding loyalty oaths or working to suppress involvement of certain people in the political process.

    Kerry isn't the perfect candidate by a long shot, but he represents a view of America in the world that gives hope: America might soon reclaim respect, not only from the rest of the world, but from our own people.

    A Fresh Start. That's what the people in line were voting for.



    posted by Carol Towarnicky at # 5:51 PM




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    On the left: Carol Towarnicky, chief editorial writer for the Philadelphia Daily News, from a liberal point of view.

    On the right: Leo Morris, editorial page editor of the Fort Wayne (Ind.) News-Sentinel, from a conservative point of view.


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