When it comes to highlighting the difference between the two presidential candidates and yes, even between the two major political parties today, Teddy Roosevelt said it best: "It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out where the strong man stumbled, or where a doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs, and who comes up short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause. The man who at best knows the triumph of high achievement and who at worst, if he fails, fails while daring greatly, so that his place will never be with those cold timid souls who never knew victory or defeat." On the one hand, we have George W. Bush who had the backbone to do something. On the other hand, we have jacques francois kerrie who has the nerve to do nothing more than whine. Kerry, whose only position is that he would have done the same thing Pres. Bush has done, but he would have done it better. Kerry, who has no vision of his own, whose main, if not only, appeal to his supporters is that he is not George Bush. Kerry, who would seek the "cooperation" of the UN in defending this country and believes that Americans are too stupid to see that as a ploy and an excuse for doing nothing to defend this nation. Kerry, who claims that he has "never changed" his position on the war in Iraq and believes that Americans have insufficient recall to remember his dozens of "nuances". I can state from personal experience that for every person who dares to take action, there are at least a dozen whose only contribution to the effort will be to tell you why it can't be done. We are a country of doers and a country of nay-sayers. The doers move this nation. They may not always be right, but they are the ones who try and fail or try and succeed. The nay-sayers only have the occasional hollow victory of "I told you so" when a doer fails. The rest of the time they are the pathetic, bitter wretches who sit on the sidelines gathering dust. George Bush - perhaps imperfect, perhaps not well spoken, but a doer. Kerry - a glib, eloquent, slick, pretender with every hair in place. But behind the facade lurks - nothing. Kerry - a disgraceful nay-sayer being touted by a party of nay-sayers who tell us that doing nothing is dynamic and that taking action is an offense. They equate socialism with success and capitalism with evil. They equate the absence of war with peace. They equate cowardly hand-wringing with "diplomacy". One can only hope that the Democratic party will soon be consigned to the dustbin of history and a party with courage, vision and a fundamental faith in the individual will rise to take its place. The sooner, the better.