Why We Must Elect Obama as the 44th President of the United States:
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is time we get back to the core values of what it means to be an American. We have lost many freedoms in the name of patriotism and fighting terrorism under the Bush doctrine.
The typical middle class American family has been assaulted and reduced to servitude at the mercy special interests like Big Oil, the pharmaceutical industry, and our gluttonous health insurers. We have all been enslaved one way or another to where we are far worse off than any previous generation of Americans.
I was approached today by a woman who asked me who I was voting for. She was very displeased when I told her I was voting for Senator Obama. She asked me, "WHY?". I told her that ever since our country invaded Iraq, fuel prices and our national debt have skyrocketed. She asked me if I would rather fight the war in the Middle East or on our own soil. I told her I already feel conquered economically by the Middle East.
She then tried to ask me what I thought about Obama's "redistribution of wealth". I told her that it meant a tax cut for me because I don't make over $200,000 a year. Furthermore, I could no longer afford the very real taxes of a Republican administration. Ever since Cheney had a secret meeting with oil executives and our country invaded Iraq, gas prices have gone up to where it was costing me $72 each time I filled up my vehicle.
I even did the math for her on my calculator: $72 x 8 times a month = $576 in my monthly fuel usage. I figured out for her that it cost me $6,912 annually to fuel my vehicle, which most of the travel is to and from work. She had no response.
So who am I trusting to reverse our misery? Our only real choice is to elect Senator Obama as our next president. I am also voting for Louisiana's Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu in hopes that the Senate will further tilt to being filibuster-proof. The death knell of the Republican party cannot come soon enough for me.