It's very simple actually. I believe in core Republican values: small government and power to the people. So I vote Republican.
Bush wasn't perfect. I disagree with some of his views. Separation of church and state for starters. And "We're gonna get those folks". I mean who the F*ck let him say that in public????? Bloody Texans!
A vote for Bush was a vote for torture. But hey, if you can't face holding someone under water until they think they are dying, or beating them to death in cellar, why not vote for someone to do it for you, eh?
Because I think invading Iraq was the right thing to do. I thought it then I still think it now. I don't think it was a good thing to do. Some of the consequences (dead people) are indeed very bad. But, leaving Sadaam in power was worse. So, I see the invasion as the lesser of two evils.
I am not stupid. I am not a religeous nut. I'm just an average hard working citizen. And am typing this here because people on mumsnet seem to think you have to be a nutter to vote republican. And that is not so. I'm not ashamed of my views. I am ahappy to air there here for those who genuinely want to know.