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REPLY TO LEE'S COMMENTS OF MARCH 14TH

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Submitted by DANIEL REDMOND (United States), Apr 16, 2008 at 20:20

You certainly do state your case well, Lee, and I find Obama's past to be somewhat troubling also. He is certainly not my dream candidate. Unfortunately our choices have been narrowed down to a rather dismal trio of presidential contenders. Aside from the silver-tongued Obama, the only other two possibilities at the moment are a power hungry former first lady who has proven herself to be a pathological liar even about the most trivial of issues---like claiming to have been named after Sir Edmund Hillary when she wasn't---and a 71 year old former Navy pilot and POW who doesn't mind the idea of keeping troops in Iraq for another 100 years.

With approximately 200 million adult citizens in America, is this the best we can come up with? It is truly pathetic. I hate to say it, but of the three contenders Obama is beginning to look like our best bet. Hillary Clinton came out of the elite liberal brain-washing environment of Wellesley College and has never stopped believing, as Wellesley taught her, that America is the cause of all the world's problems and McCain is still stuck in a 1968 Pentagon mindset of clinging to the notion that we can somehow "win" when we get involved in another country's civil war. (It didn't work in Vietnam and it isn't working in Iraq either.)

I am just hoping that if Obama gets elected he will rise above the negative influences of his past life and do at least a half-way decent job. It's called 'lowering the bar' but it's all we've got left.

- Daniel Redmond

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