The losers win, the winners lose
What doesn't change is the dirt, the rags, and the stupidity
At dusk in disappointment they scatter
Each one returning to his pitch black house.
Ai Qing (1910 - 1996), Chinese poet
Many would-be voters in last year's presidential election were denied access to the polls through trickery and intimidation, former Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kerry told the Massachusetts League of Women Voters on Sunday, according to the Associated Press.
Kerry cited examples of how people were duped into not voting. "Leaflets are handed out saying Democrats vote on Wednesday, Republicans vote on Tuesday. People are told in telephone calls that if you've ever had a parking ticket, you're not allowed to vote," he said.
If those people were so naïve and possibly so ignorant to not vote because of a traffic ticket or believed they were to vote on Wednesday, then they did not deserve to vote. I believe there is a certain responsibility to be informed if you are going to vote. I have no sympathy for those people and I think Kerry is making a mistake to even bring it up.