Braveny’s Garden

The Debate
October 8, 2008, 10:50 am
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I watched the Obama and McCain debate last night at the Democratic Local Headquarters close to where I live.  I noticed that people paid attention and were respectfull even when McCain started on the same old tirade.  There was potluck and people committed to a cause and barely a seat in the house.  Some folks were even standing to watch. 

What I heard was what is nearest and dearest to my heart from Obama.  What his plan is when he is POTUS, (A new term I just picked up recently), and how he will lead this United States that I love out of the morass of the past eight years. 

There hasn’t been a whole lot to be proud of lately as an American.  In the richest country in the world I see homeless people in my area scrounging trashcans for aluminum cans and sleeping on the street.  I know some may be drug addicts, but many are mentally challanged pushed out of the system and onto the streets.  I see few jobs for the young people out of high school because the jobs they used to have are now mostly overseas.   I see less places for young people to gather and socialize like when I was a kid.  I see school systems that fail some our children.  I see roads that clearly have needed to be repaired for a long time.  I see more and more vacant stores and shops and houses with for sale signs.  I see a public crisis for low income people to get the health care they need with long lines and red tape attached.  In a word, I see a lot of despair. 

Senator McCain, I am voting for Barack Obama and this is why: 

He has a plan for the future and maybe he won’t be able to push that plan through but at least he has a plan.  He doesn’t have a lot of baggage to bog him down in government and seems to be able to pick the best people for his team like he picked Biden.  He can think out of the box, and is more proactive than reactive.  He is calm and intelligent and has also walked in the shoes of the American people on his way to the White House.  Most of all, he inspires people to have hope.