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Wow - Finally.......

by Mac McMullen / September 4, 2008 1:52 PM PDT

Finally, after too many months of preliminaries and eliminations, we have finally, FINALLY, reached the ?start? of the Presidential Campaign. As of September 4, 2008, for the first time in this saga, we have a full ticket from which to consider and make our choice for our vote on November 4, 2008.

Having no dog in this fight, as I refuse to belong to any political party, but never-the-less have closely watched and listened to the conventions of both the Democratic Party, in Denver, and the Republican Party, in St Paul.

And probably different than many others who also watched, I drew distinct impressions of both. In attempting to identify those impressions with a single word, IMO, the Democratic convention was about ?Obama?, and the Republican convention was about ?Country?.

If my impressions are correct, or not, will be proven in the few short weeks ahead.

I can only hope that during these few weeks leading up to November 4, voters take the time, and invest the effort, to get to know the candidates running for the US Congress, and vote for those who we believe most closely represent our individual thinking, and vote irrespective of political party affiliations.

Vote for a person, not a political party.

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History is being made
by Steven Haninger / September 4, 2008 8:33 PM PDT
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Barring any unforeseen circumstances or events, we will either have a woman or a black person in the White House. IMO, it's about time...even if just to get it over with and get on with life...leaving all the concerns about this behind us. But, either of these persons could be under extreme scrutiny to perform and come through for the people of the USA. No perceived misstep will go unnoticed by those already expecting the worst. It will be difficult for both the winner and the loser of this election and possibly cause race or gender backlash in either case...something upon which the media will immediately pounce and cause to worsen. I hope that doesn't happen but can almost see it coming.
I personally don't care to hear about a long list of new or reformed government programs in these candidates platforms. IMO, the basics aren't broken but congress is in shambles. Nothing good comes out of constant bickering and no progress will be made if this doesn't stop.

Now, on with the show. Happy

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I happened to see an interview with Bill Russell,
by drpruner / September 5, 2008 2:02 PM PDT
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in some sort of show about pro basketball. When asked a boiler plate question about 'the first black coach' he said, 'I'm waiting for the time when NBA coaches are hired and fired- and no one notices their color.'

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