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Mr. Stein, be on the lookout for me, if I’m not driving the Escalade I’m driving the older style “S” class, it has that oval W 04 sticker on it. Come and say hi.p>If anyone is upset with us I say “Bring it on!” br> — Richard Fields /p> p> Massachusetts in 2000 was very similar. Two-thousand four was totally different. Bush/Cheney lawn signs, people (without checking around) looked you in the eyes and said OUT LOUD, I am voting for Bush. Every Bush lawn sign I saw, I whooped. Although there is very little hope this state will ever go Republican (even East Coast Republican) it was a great election year. br> — Judith L. Miley /p> p> Like Ben Stein, I am a red voter in a blue neighborhood. Many of my friends and my top client — upon whom I am financially dependent — are blue, too. But what keeps my mouth shut is not fear, but resignation. The blue people do not know how to listen. While perceiving themselves as brilliant, they are no different than members of the Red Guard, shaking their little Mao books in the air. I keep my mouth shut, because earning their antipathy for no gain accomplishes nothing. br> — Steve Crews br> Chicago, Illinois /p> p> I am a conservative gay. You can fully appreciate the reactions I get from other gays when I express opinions from the “other side.” Liberal prejudices and bigotry (and hence, hypocrisy) is evidenced everyday. Believe me, coming out of the closet as a gay man was a lot easier than coming out as a gay conservative. I refuse to hide in ANY closet. To my enlightened (???) liberal friends, I say: We’re here, we’re conservative and queer, get used to it!