Originally Posted by calimari
I am beyond excited and thrilled. We finally have a man who I consider to have the right education & right temperment to be president. A man who listens, is deliberate, and will not rush to a decision without thought to the consequences. He will be far more moderate than conservative will expect. In these elections, a democrat has to sound very left in order to win the primary - to get the "left base" so to speak. Then they govern to the middle. I seriously do not get all the concern about spreading the wealth around. If a lot of you are making over 250K, I can see why you might not like a tax increase, but that's the minority. I don't see how raising the taxes on the wealthy & lowering them for the rest is spreading the wealth around any more than raising the taxes on the middle class & giving the wealthy a tax break.
for the woman from Maryland - I think it's mommyandwifeisme - yes, you are probably a bit of an odd duck in Maryland if you vote republican. DH and I have actually talked about moving there before because we felt much more comfortable there, in such a liberal state.
I do think that Obama has a tall order ahead of him, and it will take the cooperation of all members of the house and senate. And who knows what other changes might occur in the next 6 months. The issues of 2 years ago are not all the same as the issues now, but I'm confident he has the education and skills to address them.
I do not think McCain is evil/bad. I've said he would have had my vote in 2000 if he had the nomination. I just believe that this time he made some poor choices, and then the economy shift did him in. I do think Palin is about as scary as those folks at that church who go around protesting soldiers' funerals.
I hope she returns to Alaska and is never seen on the national stage again. She was one of McCain's biggest mistakes in this election.
Now I'm going to return to bouncing off the walls of my cubicle!