I have to give Barak Obama and John McCain a great deal of credit for their ceaseless energy in campaigning. Whether you agree or disagree with either of them, admit that they have 'charged' the electoral process. For the first time in my memory we have a real choice.
This column does not pretend to be unbiased, either in my pronouncements or opinions. It is the culmination of 65 years on the third rock from the sun, and as a physician for 40 years. There are many of you out there that are older, younger, but few wiser than me. I admire Barak Obama for energizing his "base"
I did not like the way Obama at the last minute decided to waive campaign financing in lieu of fund raising. He obviated the careful thinking about removing finances from the equation. Most of us pay one dollar to fund campaigns. So much for Obama being the voice of the people HYPOCRISY
I admire John McCain for his life and experience. Young politicians can be gifted and wise beyond their years. Obama's lie story is compelling and appeals emotionally to many, but his real world experiences are limited....He is much like the academic who is smart, but has limited real world experience and speaks from two polar opposites....academia and the poor of Chicago. I am suspicious of his origins in Chicago, his affiliations, his glib statements, and his denial of being a very left politician.
He cannot extract a list of accomplishments compared to McCain. He is not even a proven academic. Where is his list of papers. What happened during his college years? Being head of the Harvard Yale Law does not prove much unless he practice law and perhaps it allow him to be in a certain circle of elite friend in the law.
It has been said he will govern from an oligarchy of four associates.
John McCain did not have the 'handlers' nor the organization of Obama...He also started too late. Obama was at this fully committed for two years. McCain all but dropped out a year ago.
Political handlers do not run our country, they stage Roman festivals, go door to door (paid to do that). Tell the candidate where and where not to go. Obama has kept his handlers well hidden. I don't see him as having any original thought...great oratory in a hypnotic manner of delivery.
Yes, I have a bad feeling. There is a great deal of emotion and anger in Obama and his wife. His wife and friends harbor these feelings, which may be justified. He is supported by millions of disenfranchised citizens.
Anyone who would use the phrase, "my program will allow you to buy more of those 'iTune' songs says it all.
For a presidential candidate what cultural and sociologic or even true inspirational aspects are present??
My vote does not depend upon either candidate's proposals for healthcare reform...There are much bigger issues to consider.
I have a MCCAIN-PALIN bumper sticker on my car in a heavily OBAMA neighborhood. My son, age 22 told me I should take it off if I don't want my windows smashed. The fact that he felt some intimidation surprise me. He however is much more in touch with young people. I took it off....he is a very good judge of character.
SO I WILL VOTE FOR JOHN MCCAIN, AND IF YOU HAVE SOME LOGIC AND REASON YOU WILL SEE THAT OBAMA PLAYS TO OUR EMOTIONAL NEEDS....IF YOU VOTE FOR OBAMA TODAY YOU WILL GET WHAT YOU DESERVE...LOSS OF FREEDOMS,much higer taxes, more entitlement programs and further movement of businesses to foreign countries.A SLAVE TO THE 'PEOPLE'....SOUNDS LIKE MARXISM, SOCIALISM AND THE DREAD WORD WE HATE TO SAY "COMMUNISM"
YOUR VOTE HAS BEEN BOUGHT BY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, AVERAGED OUT TO 18.75 DOLLARS PER VOTE.
SORRY SID, YOU ARE BEING PLAYED BY SOMETHING THAT SOUNDS WONDERFUL BE CAUSE YOU ARE SUCH A GREAT GUY, PHYSICIAN AND CARE SO MUCH FOR PEOPLE.