This will be a rant.
Give me one good, logical, well thought out reason why any sane American who wants our country to flourish, have jobs for the next generation, provide healthcare for the poor and sick, revitalize people’s belief in the American system, not be completely oil dependent, hold our place in the world as a superpower and not destroy the environment for future generations should vote for John McCain. Go on, I dare you.
I don't agree with Obama on every issue and of course it would make me more comfortable if he had more foreign policy experience, but another four years of someone even remotely like Bush?
My issue with John McCain is that he is short-sighted and out of touch with the realities of Americans. To have an economic advisor who thinks that the problems of the American economy are imaginary and that Americans need to stop "whining" is a disgrace. To complain that you don't get media attention and then run inappropriate and unseemly ads about your opponent that have nothing to do with the issues facing the country, is shameful. To go to Iraq and confuse the differences between Sunni and Shi’i is down right embarrassing. McCain, you should go to church and thank God that the media ignores you, because if they gave you the attention you want you wouldn’t have a prayers chance of winning this election.
The reason Obama doesn't have a substantial lead is because he refuses to run negative ads that attack McCain's character and because Americans respond to negative comments.
Is Obama a saviour? Of course not. As a Christian, I believe that title is bestowed upon someone who lived over 2000 years ago. Is he the best chance for our country's future? Given the options, I believe he is. Obama is not perfect, but he is inspiring and he does promote innovation--look at his fundraising operation. It’s not just Obama that I'm voting for, I'm voting for the types of people will be attracted to his administration.
Democrats are not blameless either. I've heard Democrats say they won't vote for him because he's black. Would I have liked to see a female president? Yes, we're long overdue. But let the past be the past and let’s move forward—complaining about sexism in the media is not going to change the facts.
You don't have to like Obama. You don't even have to agree with him. You just have to vote for him—and not vote for McCain.