If you want to assume that I assume that you assume an assumption that I assume you voted for Bush both times, then that is an educated assumption on my part.
You lost me there. Full disclosure - I voted for Bush both times, primarily because of who he was running against. Bush was a weak candidate, but I felt that he was the better choice, both years.
Gore has always made my skin crawl, so I would never vote for him. Kerry didn't seem to have any firm beliefs; he was arrogant and condescending, and I just didn't like the guy, or his policies.
I don't like Bush either, and I don't like what he's done in regards to increasing govt spending, torturing captives, and increasing govt oversight over our personal lives. Bush never was a conservative, and he has not governed like one.
But all of that is irrelevant to the swiftboat charges, even though you'd like to connect the two. These were guys that served side by side with Kerry. Did you? People are pretty quick to call them all liars (you say they had "nothing"), and pretty quick to call people like me "easily persuaded". I wasn't there with Kerry, maybe you were? You seem to have it all figured out.
Did any of you naysayers read the book, or are you just posting out of ignorance.