We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Not impressed by either guy's knowledge or grasp of the issues. Obama seems to fake it, understanding little but covering it up with style like a used car dealer. I think he's a slick phony. (Bill Clinton was slick, but not a phony.) McCain knows about foreign affairs, but that's about it, and he lacks vigor it would seem. In sum, McCain helped himself a little, and Obama just showed, again, how little depth he has. I hate to admit it, but these guys make Hillary look good and McCain looks like Dole redux - which I was afraid of. Both of them clueless, in my humble opinion.
My family and I will suffer serious financial hardship over the next 4 years. Obama has no understanding of those of us who work 80 hour weeks, spend countless nights away from our families to provide a good life for them and aren’t some notorious CEO’s (could that guy from Lehman be a bigger idiot?). Gov. Romney’s speech at CPAC and Gov. Palin in this campaign are the only two people that I have seen that speak to us who bust our backsides to support our family, don’t want Government to give us anything and understand what we are all about.
The risk in an Obama presidency is not that he takes action, but that required actions are not done. In CT we have had a supermajority of Dems in the legislature and a RINO governor and literally nothing has been acted upon except to hand out a few favors to the public employee unions.
In Washington the Dems have similarly held control (but with small margins) and accomplished nothing.
Obama's history of keeping his fingerprints off actions will not suddenly change at his inaguration.
I'm with Ron Hardin here. Back a few months ago, someone was smart enough to interview Roberta McCain, the candidate's 96 year old mother. who is still bright as a button and hasn't missed a step, as far as I can tell. The interviewer tried to bully the old lady, and she didn't allow it. She said something to the effect that, if you compared the two candidates and saw flaws in both, then just "hold your nose and vote for John."