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Political talking points for and against in US presidential campaign leave lots of confusion about who each candidate is, really. So when I read this “what if” exercise I felt clearer about each candidate.

The following was put together by a Marine officer from Tennessee, who is a Christian:

What if John McCain were a former president of the Harvard Law Review?
What if Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduating class?

What if McCain were still married to the first woman he said ‘I do’ to?
What if Obama were the candidate who left his first wife after she no longer measured up to his standards?

What if Michelle Obama were a wife who not only became addicted to pain killers, but acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?
What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?

What if Obama were a member of the Keating-5?(123,000 seniors and others were swindled out of their life savings)
What if McCain were a charismatic, eloquent speaker?

What if Barack Obama had an unwed, pregnant teenage daughter?

If these questions reflected reality, do you really believe the election numbers would be as close as they are?

This is what Racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes positive qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative qualities in another, when there is a color difference.  In 2008 some people cannot vote for a man simply because he is black.

Blind Morality lets us “Christian People” turn a blind eye to the morality, or lack there of – of a confirmed hot-head, adulturer, erratic lier, distorter of the truth and a thief.  John McCain suffered greatly as a POW and characterizes himself as a hero.  After 24 years in the Marine Corps I know for a fact that “real hero’s” don’t toot their own horn.  Why is he hated by just about everyone who is involved in the POW/MIA organization?  Its  a surreal comedy that ”good Christian” Americans are voting for John McCain and touting him as their “moral choice” for the leadership of the free world.

With America facing historic debt, 2 wars, 4000+ dead, countless thousands with permanent physical and mental scars, stumbling health care, a weakened dollar, all-time high prison population, mortgage crises, bank foreclosures, the middle class in crisis, lets not even mention the poor, etc.  Just imagine, if the middle class can not afford gas and food; WHAT ABOUT THE POOR?

Consider…

Educational Background:
Obama:
Columbia University with a Specialization in
International Relations
Harvard – Magna Cum Laude – Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Biden:
B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)

vs.
McCain:
United States Naval Academy – Class rank: 894 of 899

Palin:
Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester
North Idaho College – 2 semesters – general study
University of Idaho – 2 semesters – journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester
University of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in Journalism

You are The Boss… Make a decision for America… Which team would you hire?
All of us fall short of grace.  None of us are perfect.  None of us are saying that we are going to be the steady hand on the tiller as we attempt to become the President of the United States of America.
Open your eyes…
Please Vote.  Peace.  God Bless You and our Troops.  Semper Fi.  – Larry
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The campaign is getting dirty, distasteful and desperate. I think I’ll be taking a break from blogging for a while. As Americans we deserve better than the irrelevant trash the Republicans are dishing out in their 100% negative campaign. It’s disgusting and we should ignore it. We aren’t stupid enough to buy the lies and fear this time.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/10/09 at 10:05

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