I've voted in every election since 1970 and I've got to tell you, I'm worn out. Watching, listening, reading about the two candidates, I only wish I could mix them together. I mean, you can't help but be impressed (regardless of your feeling about war) by McCain's POW experience and how he persisted. He's been there and back from life to death, and is so humble about actually feeling good about being put through it because he was reckless, contrary, and a trouble maker before those terrible years. So he's learned about the spoils of war, and how to be humble and grateful about every day since then. But he's also a product of Bush's agenda, and for that I can't forgive him.
Then, on the other hand, we have an African American, yes I said American, who wants to change all the bad years we've experienced and all the financial turmoil we are currently experiencing. He's an incredible speaker, a calm and focused person, and incredibly smart. But I can tell you from experience that the Democrats will only cost this country dearly, and I mean in hard dollars. My God, with all he wants to accomplish, it will be so expensive that he will soon be faced with the fact that we can't get rid of the war so easily, not now, not when we are so close. He wants to abolish guns and I have about five of them. I have never killed a living being, I only target shoot and collect them, period. I live in a geographically tough area, high in crime and drive-by killings, so I am damn glad I have them because I'm disabled, and couldn't defend myself any other way. But enough of that.
I just think that neither of the candidates are what we need and I'm only sorry that this country can't come up with a good candidate; that is a sorry-ass thing to say, but it's a fact of life.
I've already voted, and I went for Obama because I want a shift in power, but I'm afraid the Democrats will continue to do nothing as they have since their control of Congress, but I guess our country needs a good politician (and that in itself is bad), one who can unite us and move us in a different direction. I didn't say change because there's just nothing new under the sun. If you don't believe me, just wait until you're 60. I went from Conscientious Objector to Conservative and back again. That's life. And I guess I wouldn't have it any other way.