Random thoughts on the debate.
Obama believes Americans are interested in the "big issues". Speaking for myself, I'm interested in the TRUTH, Senator Obama. Issues are important, no doubt. But how can voters trust your stand on the issues if they can't trust you to keep your word? If they can't trust you to tell the truth about your political associations?
You want to focus on the "big issues"? How about character? That's a pretty big issue. How about truthfulness? That's a pretty big issue. William Ayers is a Big Issue. You condemn his acts but you have chosen to associate with him. No problem for you until you decided to run for president. ACORN is a big issue. You continually lie about your relationship with ACORN. You say it's important to get the facts out. Just your version of them.
These facts do not reflect on the McCain campaign. They reflect on you. Period. These are your associations. You are responsible. Your past associations are FAIR GAME. This is a presidential election. Your past is not something you can discard at will. It is a part of who you are. Mistakes are made. You don't admit mistakes. You make excuses and "shoot the messenger" and discard your friends when it's politically expedient. With a wink and a nod, no doubt.
And just why is it that you have so many people in your past that you must denounce? That says as much about you as it does about them. You are running for President. Your past is important. Problem is you can't defend it so you call any reference to your low-life friends a "distraction". You are the one doing the distracting.
As for your health care plan, the thought of the federal government "managing" chronic illness chills me to the bone. I just pray that if you're elected I never get a chronic illness. I want a bunch of lawyers managing my health care? Good grief. I'd rather have Joe in charge.
Senator Government!!! On the money Senator McCain.
A right to privacy is not a right to abortion. It's just a real convenient argument for you to make. As for your claim that a court has to stand up for people when no one else will, WRONG. Courts have a specific mandate, for lack of a better word. Judges have specific duties, they swear to uphold the Constitution. Beyond that, no matter how sad the story is, the Court should have no authority. Check out the Federalist Papers. The intent of our Founders is unmistakable. Assuming you care about that. I, for one, do not assume you do.
"We have a tradition of local control over the schools". Yet you want to dictate to those local school districts. Why not just get out of the way? Once again, I don't trust a bunch of lawyers to micro-manage education. You believe in local control as long as they do as you say. So who is really in control? Get the federal government out of education. That goes for you too, Senator McCain. We do not need education reform from Washington, D.C.
"The biggest risk we can take right now" is to elect Barack Obama President and Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America.