Drawing to a close.
There is a certain amount of anticipation in the USA – and, I may add, around the world. 10 more days are left out of this marathon. It has been a long race and the two men standing were not the people who were supposed to be there.
In these last few days – what are they saying to the voters of the US?
John McCain is saying that Barack Obama will raise your taxes, for the love of God I don’t know why he keeps saying that. Even the right-wing press know that this isn’t the case. He is saying that if you have a Democrat as president and a Democrat Congress and House, you may as well give up being an American. If you look at him on the trail you can see that even he isn’t convinced of any of that.
“She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone,” said this McCain adviser, “she does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else. Also she is playing for her own future and sees herself as the next leader of the party. Remember: divas trust only unto themselves as they see themselves as the beginning and end of all wisdom.”
A Palin associate defended her by saying she is “not good at process questions” and that her comments on Michigan and the robo calls were answers to process questions.
But this Palin source acknowledged that she clearly is trying to take more control of her own message, pointing to last week’s impromptu press conference on a Colorado tarmac.
Barack Obama, on the other hand, is saying something positive. He is asking people not to think back, but to think forward. Forward four years to be exact. See the advert here.
You are, we all are, living through history at the moment. I know that is lost on many of us – but it is true, it is as true when men flew to the moon, and a war came to an end with a bomb so powerful is shaped the world we see today.
Will we look back at this point in time and wish we had done something different? Will people wish upon wish that they had case a different vote? There were so many that did so four years ago – I can safely say that if John McCain gets into office you will be wishing that history had been made that day in 2008. To wake up to a John McCain presidency is making more and more people go out to vote. It is a genuine fear that he could be elected.
As I have been saying and will keep saying until the last polling station in the US closes, get out to vote, I really don’t care who you vote for, I would, obviously, prefer you to vote for a place in history and vote for Barack Obama. But vote.
Look forward and see what a country can achieve if it really wants change. Look forward to a day when you are not scared of going to a doctor to get treatment I know that you cannot afford the prescription. Look forward to that America that so many in the world respected. Look forward to getting those troops home from Iraq.
Look forward and smile knowing that George Bush’s policies will no longer be used.
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