The recent Forumosa “poll” shows Kerry well ahead of Bush here among members though there aren’t nearly enough responses to make the poll remotely scientific (actually none of the polls here are scientific for a variety of reasons, of course you all know that). However, assuming for the sake of argument that most Forumosans are against Bush, this would be confusing if MaPoSquid is right.
Is a vote for Kerry really a vote for reunification at gunpoint?
If so, can we see some concrete sources for believing this. To all who do believe this, will you leave Taiwan if Kerry is elected? Do you believe your lives are in danger at his possible victory?
If no, what are your sources? Has Kerry spoken out about Taiwan? Will he defend Taiwan as past presidents have been prepared to? Will he allow bloodshed?
My brain attempts to remember my life as a political science major…I seem to recall that American presidents since Nixon have traditionally been pro-Taiwan before election and pro-One China Policy after election, but I don’t know how accurate that is. Keeping the status quo has been the custom and practice, with the Taiwan Relations Act balancing the scales. Will Kerry tip them in China’s favor?