I am a lifelong Democrat who never voted for a Republican in my life, until 2004, when I voted for George Bush.
Like many of the readers here, I was prompted to rethink my position by European hatred of George Bush. I have family in Europe. On 9/11 they made it a point to call me and inform me of why America deserved what it had gotten.
For the first time in my life I realized that, what I thought of as the "casual anti-Americanism" of the Left, was actually entrenched and visceral hatred of the United States and it's core values.
Having thought about this for over three years now, I believe that the Left is rotten to it's core and does not truly believe in it's own professed values.
For instance, I have watched in abject despair, as people whom I once respected have done everything but celebrate the new Democratic government of Afghanistan. I have listened, as members of the Left explain to us that it isn't true that all people would want Liberty and Democracy. I see that the anti-War Left will will march in the streets alongside Islamofascists who stand against Feminism, Homosexuals, and Freedom of Speech/Religion.
I am horrified by the irrationality and fear of these empty Leftists. I fear what it bodes for our world.
The Left seems willing to lie down, in a Pacifist pose, as all their professed values are taken away from them.
I am not willing to go along with them.
I pray that George Bush will be able lead us through this confrontation with the Islamofascists, who I believe are a force of terrible evil.