In my state of Colorado he is up by 5 points.
In the critical state of Michigan he is up by 6 points.
In Wisconsin he is up by 13 points.
And in Minnesota is he up by 17 points.
So either way you look at it Obama is in the lead right now and this election I believe is his to lose. That is why we must not rest on these numbers and think that we can coast into the White House. The numbers can easily flip the other way so we must keep the pressure on John McCain and keep him on the defensive.
We must keep reminding people of the problems and malaise that the Bush/McCain policies have brought us. Perhaps some believe that voting for Bush's heir apparent, John McCain is a safe choice, an old shoe that one can count on to keep the ship steady. Well that's all well and good if the ship weren't shipwrecked on the beach. The party of Bush and McCain have steered America right into the jagged rocks of a weak economy, an endless war in Iraq that is draining our treasury and thus weakening our economy further, a health care crisis and mountains of debt thanks in large part too again, the Iraq war.
We need to give something else a try and that means voting for Barack Obama. Every so often a new shift in the paradigm needs to take place in order for a society/country to move forward. What does a company or sports team do when they aren't doing so well? A shakeup of leadership at the top and by extension an implementation of new ideas and plans. Obama has the courage and vision to look for new ways of addressing problems and challenges. He is willing to try new things to jump start our country and get things moving in the right direction again.
We need a new representative of our country to symbolize that America is back and new and improved. Barack is the kind of calm and rational leader that can work with the rest of world without insulting them and attempting to push them around. I fear that John McCain would continue the failed, Bush, macho "cowboy diplomacy" with his known impatience, anger and reputation for saying things before he thinks. I see Barack as tactful and balanced in his style of governing. He represents a nice blend of stability and change, seriousness with a nice touch of levity and youthful eagerness for any challenge that lies ahead.
John McCain is an outdated politician of the Cold War era and not capable and equipped to work within a new world paradigm. As well as having the bold vision to lead a new generation of leaders into a new century. Barack Obama is the leader for this moment in history.
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