Since a lot of months, John Kerry is supported by Carole King. The famous singer/songwriter Carole King supports John Kerry and explains why:
I've spent most of this year speaking to people all around the country about the importance of voting. When people tell me they don't vote because they don't think their vote will make a difference, I say, you can't make a difference UNLESS you vote. This is especially true for women. Some people aren't voting because they don't see any difference between the candidates. I say, if you'll just take the time to inform yourself from a variety of sources, you will find that there is indeed a difference.
Did you know that in the last presidential election, 22 million women between the ages of 18 and 35 did not vote? This is the largest group of non-voters in our democratic process. Women, please take this to heart: it was less than a hundred years ago that our "Founding Mothers" literally fought for our right to vote.
Whatever your gender, age or other social or economic identification, you may think you have no interest in politics, but politics is in your living room. Politics is in your living room if you don't have health care. Politics is in your living room if you or your child can't afford to go to college. Politics is in your living room if you've lost your job, or if you're wondering if you'll be able to pay off your student loan, or if you are or have a loved one in Iraq, or if you're just plain tired of living in fear.
So act NOW. Take charge of what happens in your living room, your community, your country and the world. Voting is not just a right, it's an opportunity. Take responsibility, inform yourself independently and intelligently, and then be sure to VOTE on November 2nd. In many states, you can do as I did and vote before Election Day, either by voting early or absentee.
If you're still undecided, click here."
Carole King adds:
"WHY JOHN KERRY AND JOHN EDWARDS
Whether you're a Democrat, Republican, Green, Libertarian, Independent, another party, or no party, I'd like to ask you a question.
Are you happy with the way things have been going with America during the past three and a half years under George W. Bush?
If the answer is yes, read no farther—unless you want to. I respect your opinion, and however you vote in November, I'm glad you're voting, and I hope things turn out well for all of us.
If the answer is no, or if you're not sure, please read on.
I know John Kerry personally as well as professionally, and in my opinion, John Kerry is the best person for the job. I haven't spent as much time with John Edwards but based on what I know about John Edwards so far, I applaud Senator Kerry's choice of John Edwards as his Vice President.
During 35 years of public service following his tour of duty in Vietnam, John Kerry has consistently fought for fairness and justice for men, women and children, people of all ages, from all backgrounds. If you have any question about his commitment to doing what's right, take your cue from the veterans who actually served under his command in Vietnam. There's a reason Kerry's crewmates are proud to stand with their former skipper. They're alive today because of John Kerry's strength, courage and good judgment under fire. They know John Kerry as a wise, courageous and compassionate leader. These brave men fought for their country 35 years ago. Today they're fighting for it in a different way.
Under George W. Bush, our nation is divided. This president has also isolated us from almost everyone in the international community. There was an unprecedented outpouring of sympathy and support from around the world following 9/11. George W. Bush not only squandered that sympathy, he damaged relations with many of those nations beyond repair as long as he is president. We can repair those relations, but not with George W. Bush or Dick Cheney in charge.
It breaks my heart to think of all the American service members and others who have been kidnapped, wounded or killed, while George W. Bush continues his disastrous, ill-thought-out go-it-alone foreign policy. Our foreign policy of a pre-emptive war on Iraq was presented to members of the House and Senate as something George W. Bush intended to use only as a last resort after all diplomatic efforts had been tried and exhausted and after all the weapons inspections had been completed.
A joint agreement to fight terrorism with a true coalition of our traditional allies and the support of the United Nations would have made America much stronger and taken some of the burden off the backs of our brave American service members and their families.
With 20 years of experience in foreign relations and diplomacy, John Kerry has earned the trust of people throughout the global community as well as on both sides of the aisle in the Senate. Diplomacy doesn't mean asking for permission. It means being respectful even as you're being firm. At this point it will take President Kerry to bring the United States back into the world community as a respected player.
George W. Bush is considered by many who know him not to be intellectually curious. It's sometimes said that he doesn't show much interest in issues not bearing directly on his popularity. Sticking to one's preconceived notions, however wrongheaded they may be, could be considered admirable by some, but when you're running a complex and diverse country in extremely complicated times, you need to keep an open mind and an eagerness to learn. You need an almost unquenchable native thirst for knowledge, especially when that knowledge could help you make crucial decisions affecting the lives of millions of people.
Dick Cheney doesn't give us much to work with. I don't know what he does behind the scenes but in public he is mean-spirited and secretive. Even if you like George Bush, you do not want Dick Cheney as America's leading diplomat.
By contrast, John Kerry and John Edwards each have a healthy curiosity. They seek out and factor in everything in the ever-changing stream of information that comes along during a single day in 2004. You don't get simple soundbites from John Kerry because these are not simple times.
If voters give John Kerry and John Edwards the chance, they'll bring us together across our differences and get us working together to implement specific plans for positive change on a wide range of issues."
Carole King - In Concert (1994) DVD: ORDER IT NOW.