Election 2004

Essay by zZzZDREDDZzZzCollege, UndergraduateA+, November 2004

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Who will be the next president of the United States of America? This is the question that is on everyone's mind as the election approaches. In this essay I will discuss three potential candidates, John Kerry, George W. Bush, and Ralph Nader, and where they stand on different issues. I will also discuss which candidate I would like to win the election, Ralph Nader, and which candidate that I think will win the election, George W. Bush.

First I will discuss Ralph Nader. Nader has absolutely no chance of winning the election, although I want him to. In fact, he is excluded from the ballot in thirteen states. The main reason I would want Nader to win is because he shares many of the same views as me. George W. Bush wants to outlaw same sex marriage and abortion. Although one may not agree with those concepts, it should be the persons responsibility to choose whether or not he/she wants to enter into a same sex marriage or have an abortion.

For example, if my daughter or someone close to me was raped, or just made a bad choice and had unprotected sex, and she had no way of supporting a child, she should be able to make the decision whether or not to have an abortion. Another one of his views that I agree with is his view on the death penalty. He opposes the death penalty while Kerry and Bush are supporters of capitol punishment. In August of 2000, Nader said, "The death penalty has been shown, in study after study, not to deter homicides; it has been shown to be discriminatorily applied to the poor and the defenseless, especially defendants who don't have lawyers who stay awake at trial." Many people may put forth...