Yesterday’s report that John Kerry was strongly considering Senator John McCain as his Vice-President bolsters the case currently being made by many on the left that Senator John Kerry’s policies are little better than those of President George W. Bush. While the so-called “Anybody but Bush” movement argues that getting anyone other than Bush elected will be a victory, a growing number of people are beginning to realize that aside from some differences on social policy (for example Kerry supports a women’s right to abortion and Bush does not), there is not much of a difference between Bush and Kerry. This is especially true when it comes to foreign policy, Kerry supports “strengthening the military,” a pre-emptive strike policy against “terrorists,” and the continued occupation of Iraq. Moreover, both candidates are part of the white male power elite in this country–they both attended Yale and were members of the secretive Skull and Bones Society and both are now financed by wealthy corporate executives.
It is becoming increasingly that while mobilizing people this year to remove Bush from office is a good tactic, it cannot be an end in itself. A strong movement needs to be built that can challenge whoever gets in office.
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