I'm generally a person who believes everyone has a right to their own political viewpoints. As long as they are making them on sound, well informed judgements. I don't mind that half my friends are republican and the other half democrats with perhaps one or two independents in between. Nothing wrong with that. I for one though am completely and totally over the blame game that is going on with politics of all offices. Who gives a flying fig who caused the problem or the issue. All I want is someone to go in and fix it. What am I looking for in a president? Well if I had my idea president he or she would be someone who said "I don't care who caused it, I'm owning it and I will fix it." This person would be someone who would look at all these damn government rules and say: "You know, sometimes too many rules defeat the purpose." What am I saying. Our children are a prime example. We are raising a society of delinquents who think that everything should be handed to them on a silver platter without their having to work for it. Why? Not because the mom's and dad's want it that way, but because Uncle Sam has decided in school our children don't need to learn how to budget their money. Gee not like they will need that skill. They also have decided that they don't need to learn that sometimes we lose. Little Johnny needs to think he's a winner even when he can't read and he's a freshman in high school. They have decided that we should shelter children from the harsh reality that life isn't fair. Gee don't they think they will figure that out the day after graduation? Oh and heaven forbid our kids learn that there are prejudices and inequalities in life. We are raising children who have no imagination. Why would they need one. The government does all their thinking for them. It's not only our children. Look at how we handle our welfare offices. People who will lie and cheat are practically paid to stay off work and have little to no motivation to go back, but let someone honest go in there and they have a hard time getting the assistance they need but may have gone forty years without needing to ask for. Oh and here's a kicker. If you file bankruptcy there is a cigerrette allowance for you in the mix. When did the government decide that we have to allow for and supply someones habitual needs? Our government it seems to me is so screwed up I'm not really sure any person out there can correct all the blunders they have made over the last thirty years. I'm pretty sure that covers both parties. Then there is the fact that our government looks out for the physical needs of children to a exaggeration that they take children away from parents for things that had nothing to do with abuse, yet leave children in homes with extreme mental abuse. I want a president who can walk a mile in my shoes. One that says it's not ok to drop out of high school when you're sixteen. One that says mom and dad guess what you're responsible for your child until they are eighteen and they aren't going to hold a job until then or drive --- they are going to be kids and get an education. One that says it's not ok that Little Johnny got to freshman year without being able to read. One that says we are not going to do job qouta's based on sex, health or race, but rather on qualifications and how hard you work. I want a president that says HELL NO you are not shipping U.S. jobs over seas. If you want to do that move your Ass over seas and become a citizen of that country. I want a president that says if you try to guage us on oil then guess what... our products we are shipping that you need just trippled in price. I want a president that says our country and our people come first. Let us feed our own and cloth our own then give help to other countries. I want a president that collects on our debts, lives within the means of the country and promotes family values. That means encouraging family time and making it so that it can happen. I want a president that says I may not believe in abortion but I can't force a woman to do something with her body she doesn't have the strength of character or health or mind to do, so I'll pray for her and leave her to her own affairs. I want a president that says no to the over whelming debts that are increasing due to banks lending to easily to people who can't afford. One that will promote an old notion that we need to learn to live in our means. I want a president that understands our borders need to be secured and if you came into this country illegally you do not belong here. We welcome those who took the time to go through the appropriate channels and we aren't paying for those who came over with no thought to how it affects our country. Harsh words? Yes, they probably are. I believe we need some harsh restructuring of the way things are though. I believe we truly need change. More than either candidate that is running at this time has proposed. I suppose baby steps though. I know one will stay the course of our current administration. That sure as heck has not done anything for anyone over the last eight years unless you have millions. Either way you're planning to vote I respect your rights to your opinion and your vote. I want you to all know that. Just vote! It's important to get your voice heard. It's important to express your opinions. I believe one choice will lead us to more job loss and one will get us on the road to recovery. That is my belief. It's no secret to anyone who knows me that Obama was not my first choice, but given the choice of him or McCain he is my choice. I don't believe Sarah Palin can step in should something happen to McCain, which is very likely given health and age. I do believe Joe Biden can. Whether you agree with me or disagree I still encourage you to vote. Hopefully we can all stop the blame game. I know everyone can agree we are all sick to death of it. Next Tuesday polls are open until six pm. See you there.