I've never been a person who has been particularly interested in politics. It always seemed that most politicians said just about anything to get elected. The screwed up situation with the Gore/Bush election was a good example of the shenanigans of politics. However, it seems to me that we are at a crucial point in society. We have global warming, the economy is in terrible shape, people are losing their homes, we are fighting a war that we should not have started.
As I look to the candidates, it sickens me to see McCain resort to just about anything to win this election. He says he is the candidate of "change", but he clearly has voted along party lines, and supported Bush the majority of the time. Obviously, he saw the change tactic working for Obama, and just adopted it as his own. It's not true, but he is just putting it out there.
His choice of Palin as a running mate was ridiculous. She obviously is not qualified to become President should something happen to McCain. If you question her qualifications, the McCain camp labels you "sexist". She does not believe that humankind is at least in part responsible for global warming, she has no concept of diplomacy, and she is just not knowledgeable in many areas needed for effectively running the country. Choosing her was clearly a political stategy move.
The McCain campaign is churning out mistruths daily. They are lying, plain and simple. I had always thought of McCain as a fairly honorable man. Now it seems he will do anything to get elected.
Obama may not be the perfect choice for President, but based on the campaign he is running, he is certainly the most honorable one. While McCain is trying to mislead the country, Obama is attempting to show how he would lead the country.
McCain's tactics do nothing more that demonstrate how aligned he is with the current Occupant.