If the candidates were really as horrible as their opponents would like us to believe this country would really be in big trouble. I expected fall out after the Obama "infomercial" and was not disappointed.
What I don't get, however, is how much energy is being devoted to trying to ruin the opposition rather than defending one's own positions this late in the game.
I haven't been listening to the campaign whistle stops today but did suffer through some of Hannity, and of course the headlines on the news sites. Will something finally stick in these last few days? The Aunt of Obama found in a Boston "slum"? The idea his half brother lives on the equivalent of $1 day in Kenya? That he didn't meet with his step mother, who resides in London, while on his whirlwind tour of the world? Or another association with a person of questionable repute in Fashid Khalidi, a professor of mid east studies at Columbia and a critic of Israel? Caught on tape!
You'd think that mud pit would be just about empty by now but apparently it is not. The thing that has piqued my curiosity is where was all of this during the primaries? If anyone could have unearthed this information and used it to their advantage you'd have thought the Clinton team would have done so. The Aunt was certainly in Boston at that time, the step mother in London and the half brother in Kenya.
Those terrorist associations, Ayers and Khalidi. Why is it they are professors at prestigious American universities?
Wow. Here is a man running for the Presidency of the United States because he has a vision for a nation better than what we have today. If we share that vision we will vote for him. If we don't we will vote for his opponent.
I don't buy, for one minute, that he is not a patriot because he hasn't always worn a flag pin, that elitism is some sort of fatal disease or that he is a closet Muslim with terrorist leanings.
What I do know is that he cannot bowl and probably can't field dress a moose. He is neither a rock star nor a messiah.
He's an intelligent, well educated young man with a devoted wife and two young daughters. He loves his country. He's an American.
Home at the dinner table, I don't imagine he's so very different from you or me. That's an assumption of course. I have no inside knowledge of his family dynamics. Until I do, and those of any and all associations he's had over a lifetime, I cannot judge.
I for one do not think the world as we know it will end if he is elected President. Is it not time to let that mud puddle dry out?