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October 20, 2008

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vallen Queen

I have never been this interested in an election since...well, since JFK ran and I was only 8 years old then. I am incredulous that anyone with a brain would vote other than Obama/Biden. Check out margaretandhelen.wordpress.com. Helen is an old Texas broad with an opinion I think you'll appreciate.

Tinuviel

Word!
Couldn't agree more. I can't think of anything that would sway me to vote for McCain. However, I did used to respect and admire him. However, the Palin choice is appalling and bewildering.
Cheers!

Tinuviel

Word!
Couldn't agree more. I can't think of anything that would sway me to vote for McCain. However, I did used to respect and admire him. However, the Palin choice is appalling and bewildering.
Cheers!

Tinuviel

Word!
Couldn't agree more. I can't think of anything that would sway me to vote for McCain. However, I did used to respect and admire him. However, the Palin choice is appalling and bewildering.
Cheers!

Tinuviel

Sorry this went in 3 times, I was just trying to get back the the homepage. Delete! Delete!
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Michele

I almost got into an actual argument last night with a friend of mine who has married into middle class life after being raised in a family who survived on welfare. She works in healthcare and is sure that universal healthcare will lessen the choices of the middle and upper classes because everyone will be treated the same. I discussed that capitalism will always allow for entrepreneurship, and money will buy better treatment when needed. However, how does one argue that people don't deserve medical care because of their income level?

I told her that this election is based on the fundamental principle of how people believe others should be treated. Should we value each person's life as our own, or do we take care of ourselves first and then damn the fallout from those who are ignored? Take this to a foreign policy level and it plays out the same: should we try to reason and negotiate with our enemies before carpetbombing them, or should we obliterate them first and build them back later in our own image, with a mea culpa?

During the primaries, my 22-year-old son and I went to see Barack Obama at a rally in Dallas. We went down to the pit of the Dallas Convention Center because, in Daniel's words, "if we're gonna be here, we're gonna be here." We stood eye-level with Obama's feet from about 50 feet away. Surrounding us were all kinds of folks: school girls from a local prep school (complete with their plaid skirts), well-dressed professionals of every ethnicity, minorities of every color, old, young, middle-aged folks. The electricity sizzled in the air, almost coming in visible waves.

Now, I'm not easily impressed by most people, but as I stood there I thought, "My God. This man could be our president." Amazing.
I was extremely proud at that moment, standing there with my liberal, open-minded son, who treats people with respect and comports himself with dignity (even with those stupid stretchy things in his earlobes).

I think this is an election about those who choose a fictionalized past that favored the few and those who hope for a better future for all. I believe that we as Americans can be better than we have been, and that we are not prisoners of our country's past ignorance and bigotry.

From my fingertips to God's ear.

Vikki

"...I have a brain and am not afraid to use it..." - Beautifully said.

It's been awhile since I stopped by but I wanted to wish you a happy election day.

vallen Queen

I thank my lucky stars that I am surrounded by folks like you.

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