Obama is the Democratic nominee. I fear greatly for the future of this country and my children’s children.

10 Comments on Fear

  1. Scott says:

    “Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”: FDR’s First Inaugural Address

    The only way that McCain will win is if he shows that he will take the country in a different direction than the last 8 years. If he is to “moderate” he’ll be roasted by the Republican party and the ultra conservative. If he is to “conservative” then he won’t win over the Hillary disenchanted. He’s not my first choice for sure. I disagree with him more than I did George Bush. But, I have to admit Obama scares the hell out of me.

  2. Heather says:

    What are we to do??!!??! I am at a loss for words.

  3. Daryl says:

    Have you read “Dreams from my Fathers”, or especially “The Audacity of Hope”?

    I think Obama is just what this country needs right now. I believe he’s brilliant, eloquent, and honest. I think he understands the issues facing the country better than any of the other presidents we’ve had in the past 20 years (or more).

    I don’t dislike McCain — I voted for him as the Republican Senator for Arizona. His honesty would be a refreshing change from the past 8 years. But I don’t think he’s what we need leading the country right now. 100 more years in Iraq would be OK? — is just one example.

  4. Don says:

    So like most liberals you took an answer to a question put to McCain and completely misquoted him. He was asked how long we will be in Iraq and he said he hopes to withdraw our troops as soon as the country is stable but like Korea and Germany we could end up having a military presence there for a long time. He has said many times he wants to be able to get out of Iraq as soon as we can but he realizes to just leave would be VERY bad for this country.

    I’m amazed at how many liberals and even a lot of moderate and conservatives truly believe this war is just like Vietnam and if we leave everything will end. I am really amazed at how fast you’ve all forgotten 9/11 and how we weren’t in Iraq in 2001 but we still lost 3000 civilians in one hour. Do you truly believe the Islamofascists would forget about us if we left the middle east? Do you think the price of oil would come down if we left? Do you think this is a good time to raise taxes?

    Amazing!

  5. Daryl says:

    I was just quoting McCain. When asked, “President Bush has talked about our staying in Iraq for 50 years”, he replied “Make it 100.” and “That would be fine with me”. Alright, I said it would “be OK”, and he said “be fine”, so I did misquote him, but that’s pretty close.

    Of course if we leave Iraq everything won’t “end”. They may fall into anarchy, possibly emerging on the other side as an Islamic dictatorship. We bear a lot of responsibility for destroying the previous government, but it’s becoming clear that no matter how long we stay, they are never going to become a democracy. Our presence there inspires hatred and has created a breeding and training ground for terrorists. We have done Iran a big favor by toppling their main stabilizing neighbor.

    And the goal of getting out of Iraq is not to get the “Islamofascists” to forget about us, or lower the price of gas. It’s to admit we made a big mistake, and correct it as soon as we can. Pull our troops out of there as quickly as we can train the Iraqis to fight their own battles to some limited extent. Stop spreading our military so thin that if another crisis were to occur now we wouldn’t be able to respond.

    The nightmare of your man in power is almost over. It’s time for the other side to have a chance.

  6. Don says:

    I believe Obama is brilliant and eloquent but so was Hitler. Ok, I don’t think he’s anything like Hitler and I suspect he is honest. I also believe he is flat wrong. His judgment is extremely suspect. Jerimiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Michael Pfleger, and Bernadine Dohrn are a few of his “friends”.

    I don’t believe we made a mistake going into Iraq. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis no longer have to fear their government. They do have to fear the terrorists but that too is getting better. The surge is working. We have not had an attack on American soil since 9/11.

    The nightmare of your man in power is still preventable.

  7. Mom or Gma says:

    I shudder to think what would happen if, as some writers are suggesting, Obama chooses Hillary for VP, and they win. It would be a tragedy if he should be assassinated while he is in office. I’m not saying that the Clintons would be behind such a move, but—-don’t you think that eight years of them was enough?

  8. Don says:

    There is no way he’s going to choose Hillary. He says he wants to change and Hillary would be going backwards.

    As scared as I was of Hillary I’ve become even more afraid of what Obama would do. He is the most liberal person who’s been a party nominee since McCarthy and may be even farther left.

  9. Daryl says:

    I would prefer another running mate to Hillary, but given the strength of support for her, she might be necessary to clinch the election. Polls show that a lot of her supporters have said they would vote for McCain rather than for Obama. But that probably wouldn’t happen if she were on the ticket with him.

    Janet Napolitano (Arizona’s Governor) has been suggested as a running mate, but that would surprise me. A DC establishment name seems more likely.

    And who’s McCain going to pick? That could also be interesting.

  10. Don says:

    I think Obama will pick Richardson. That would be preferable to me over Hillary. That way we could hope for an early assasination, oh just kidding. I wouldn’t wish that on any president.

    I think McCain might pick Romney but I almost wish he could pick Leiberman. That would probably make the Conservatives even madder at him if he did that.