It is Bush vs. Kerry. The issues are profound. There are basically four: the war on terrorism, the courts and the law, the economy and the culture.
John Kerry prefers the United Nations and an international approach to fight terrorism. He believes defeating your enemy is not enough. Really? It’s worked before.
The courts: do we want a nation in which individuals decide for themselves which laws to obey, as with same-sex marriage, or are we a nation of laws, not of men? Kerry is a liberal who would name liberal judges.
The economy: better under Bush, but the president is spending at record levels. It will be tough for him to get much traction of this issue.
The culture: government is limited in what it can do, because culture reflects the moral center of the people.
We’re going to have an 8-month campaign, perhaps the longest in history. Only God knows the outcome. He’s not running, but he is in charge.
I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.