There are a number of reasons to dislike George Bush, and in many cases it may be a struggle to find something positive about him, but here’s one: He’s almost out of office. The big question is ‘how much more damage can he do in another year?’ Probably a lot, unfortunately.

In the meantime we have a number of contenders running for the big chair. Have you learned your lesson by actually studying the candidates, or are you going on first impressions? Most of these people – democrat and republican – are good speakers, but who haven’t you heard that IS running.

I keep looking at the polls, and there is one Democrat and one Republican who would be those that I favor, and neither of their names are on the polls. The two least phony and most down-to-Earth candidates seem to be Democratic Chris Dodd and Republican Ron Paul. Both are concerned about ending the war in Iraq, health care and most views that I share. Not all, of course, but I wouldn’t expect that.

If you haven’t researched your candidates, it’s about time you start. Look here if you’re curious. It’s a brief overview, but is not in depth. Keep in mind that the most unpopular president in U.S. history was re-elected, in part, by those who vote strictly Republican. Many others didn’t look at the rest of their options, and went only with the candidates they had heard of. If we get another president that the majority of us despise, and you voted for them, you have no one to blame but yourself.