So, should an election be backward looking, i.e., punish or reward the incumbent based on performance, or should an election be forward looking, i.e., voting for the candidate most likely to do a good job for America in the future? Nothing sKerry has said really relates to the future except his many phantom "plans." His campaign has been negative through and through, merely critcizing the president's performance. He has no plan and no message. For me the choice is obvious.
I haven't made up my mind yet. It's just that those two issues get to me. They were real screw-ups! It raises questions about judgment.