I just watched Obama and McCain give their shpeal to America via a forum at Columbia University. It was pretty good. What astounded me was that... I know this is blasphemy... Obama kind bored me. Look out! I feel the thunder upon me.
No seriously, I like both candidates. I do. About the only thing that I don't like about Obama is his views on abortion and in the end, that just might put me over the edge as far as the voting goes, but I don't know.
What surprised me was McCain. I found that that was first time that I actually "connected" with McCain. He's always been a bit of a mystery to me and I've always said that I felt that underneath the war hero rhetoric was a Ross Perot waiting to charge the Nuke button, but not after tonight.
Just some evening political thoughts from an Okie who's just trying to figure this all out.
What I really want is another J.F.K. But I'm thinking, unfortunately, not happenin' in my lifetime. A few quotes from Kennedy to help us to remember the days when a President could inspire us to do great things as a country and dream big things as a free people.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.
I look forward to a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
Let us call a truce to terror. Let us invoke the blessings of peace. And as we build an international capacity to keep peace, let us join in dismantling the national capacity to wage war.