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Submitted by Stephanie (United States), Nov 11, 2008 at 19:07

Seem to have hit a nerve didn't I? I think the only one un-American is you. The exchange of views and differing ideas in any format is protected by the First Amendment. I am allowed mine, you are allowed yours, that's what's wonderful about this country, that's what makes me AMERICAN, I can appreciate this difference without stooping to name calling and questioning ones loyalties. If you want to go point by point, I didn't agree with all of McCain's policies, but I agreed with more of them than Obama's especially taxes, health care, education, and abortion. I actually studied and KNEW them, sorry that's the patriotic thing to do. (By the way, why do you always assume we're afraid of you? Newsflash, we're not.)

Now, just because McCain wasn't able to elaborate all his policies with the eloquence of Obama, doesn't mean diddly, and that you think they do, just means you succumbed to the Paris Hilton mentality that image means anything. McCain had been tested under the worst of circumstances and knew his limits, then used them to serve in the Senate. He made mistakes there, too, but you know what, he said he made mistakes. Experience counts, not rhetoric.

I was impressed by the fact that McCain was a POW. I think that means something in this age where our soldiers are decried as criminals and are ridiculed by people such as the President-elect. My father served, my uncles have served, my brother-in-law has served. I salute their patriotism and am inspired by it. Like them, I will support President Obama, because like it or not, if he fails, we all fail. That's called democracy. I have to ask, if the tables were turned, would you support a President McCain, or would you be like all the rest and belittle the efforts of a Republican effort to fix the economy? Think hard.

I still stand by the remarks that we do not know enough about the character of Obama to know how he will govern. Will he be the Senator from the left, or will he be the centrist campaigner? You can't answer that because you don't know. He's made many promises that he may not be able to keep. It's going to take both parties working together to solve the problems of this country, not one. Can Obama truly be a uniter and do this, he says he can. That takes respect, not strong arm tactics and a teleprompter.

E pluribus unum

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