I have to disagree: there is no conspiracy here, just good business decisions by large corporations:
If you are a non-US based corporation (that is, all large corporations), or own over 3 or 4 million dollars worth of stock, supporting Bush for re-election is simply a slam dunk. Lots and lots of money involved - no conspiracy what so ever.
I have switched from a strong Bush supporter to now wanting to vote for a centrist Democrat (who actually is closer to my idea of a Republican as far as core values than Bush who has showed his colors as a radical extremist).
Really, I am so disappointed by the presidency of Bush:
- What's up with making John Ashcroft Attorney General? His lack of respect for civil liberties almost reminds me more of Nazi Germany than the America that I love: the America that embraces the Constitution of the United States.. that embraces the Bill of Rights.
- What's up with appointing ex-industry lobbyists to over see the industries that they used to work for? Should corruption really be so obvious? Can't they even be a little more subtle?
- What's up with making America the bad guy in the world? I want to get along in the world -- with our economy supported by the Japaneese and Chinese central banks buying dollars to support their investment in our currency, we can not afford to piss off the world.
I believe that the radical extremist policies of Bush have already severely damaged our country. I believe that on a personal level that Bush is a good man, but his policies are hurting our country.