I’m so happy with the Republican and Democratic candidates in this year’s USA presidential race. I feel like Barack Obama and John McCain are SO much better than George Bush and John Kerry four years ago. I seem to remember many people my age voting for “not Bush.” I definitely like Obama better–I might even go so far as to describe him as “sweet”–but McCain is cool, too. I especially like McCain’s stance against the inhumane treatment of POWs (which is understandable considering McCain was a POW himself). And how incredible would it be to have a black president, when segregation was acceptable only 50 years ago?
Hopefully this indicates real progress and not just the political parties trying to appeal to the desires of a population suffering poor economic conditions.