I am now in the Obama camp. I have given up on my hopes that somehow Al Gore might find a way to come into the presidential race. I do like what I'm hearing from Barak Obama. My wife likes Hillary Clinton. We have both said to each other, however, that whichever one gets the Democratic nomination, we will vote for the Democrat. That's a given.
No way do we want a continuation of the devastating Republican policies in our nation. So many things need changing. But, Tony Cartledge in his blog today (http://www.tonycartledge.com/), hits the proverbial nail on the head with the real issue in this race. It is America's place in the world that is more important than anything else. Read Tony's blog. I agree with him.
Remember after 9/11 how the entire world grieved with America as we mourned the loss of more than 3000 of our citizens. The world would have been solidly behind us in our efforts to destory Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden. We would have found global support in the intelligence area. We had the world on our side.
But, President Bush, along with his Neocon advisors chose a devastating path of invading Iraq, a nation that was of no threat to us at all. For the first time in American history, we invaded a nation that was not a threat to us. Furthermore, we have destroyed our moral integrity in the world by torturing prisoners and a host of other things. In short, the world hates America now.
That's why we need a president like Barak Obama. He thinks globally. His father was African. He lived a part of his childhood overseas. He knows the world community. Say what you will about his lack of experience. Those qualifications alone put him head and shoulders above either Senators Clinton or McCain for the world situation America faces now.