I may be a Brit but i folowed the race closley and Kerry would of been a far better choice for your nation. His more liberall policys and propositions of increasing taxation on the rich in order to give the disadvantaged a better life by improving public services and lowering the tax burden on the poor would be more efective and socially just. Plus you must remember that most of the mud slinging from both sides is either fabricated or twisted. Acusations on Kerry's shakey gun record came from one vote which only expanded the the amount of people eligible to carry a firearm. And even so only uder duress in oredr to bring in a greater democratic reform. I could go on for far longer than the maximum word limit but I wont and before you say it I am not a comunist, I am a moderate socalist. A member of the labour party and a loyal Blairite. I would be interested to know your sources so I can research them further. Plus it would be interesting to have a frank exchange of politicall ideas so please reply to this and leave contact details. I look forward to hearing from you.