For the record...I am a Republican and what I am most disappointed is how the Republican Party has let me down in the past 16 years. I am embarrassed of the Bush administration, and how he has made this country worse off than with the Clinton administration.
I would have voted for McCain had he picked a better VP candidate. His choice was a cave in to the far right, extreme conservative base that no longer represents the majority of the country.
Maybe McCain/Palin represents a majority of this board, but how can you explain the shift in power from the Republican Party, to the Democratic Party? It’s not because we drank Kool-Aid or believe in his words, it’s because of the lack of success of the Republican Party and how it’s let us down. Have you looked at your IRA or 401k statements? Mine is down 35%. Obama didn’t have anything to do with that! My taxes didn’t go down either.
For those who minimize my vote for Obama I am sorry. I have a college degree, and work hard every single day of my life. My family members are farmers, nurses, and mechanics who represent core america. I didn't drink any Obama Kool-Aid. My job is to manage almost $2billion dollars in cash and investments for a large maker of video games. My salary puts me above the Obama tax limit and I consider myself intelligent and well informed on the political topics. I have no issue about casting my vote for Barrack. He represents a new era for this country, and along with the shift in the Senate, shows how a previously polarized country made a statement of needed change.
Look at the failures of the past eight years, and you have to wonder why Barrack won?
Those who are saying that Barrack will be tested, or that you will lose your guns, or the country will fall into a black hole, why? It shows a rather low opinion of the US Government and the three divisions of power. For those who want him to be tested, what about the innocent people that would be hurt or killed in such a test? It’s not such an innocent or innocuous statement.