The way things are going economically, I really, really hope that this country can elect a president that is able to handle the issues of the average American. I personally am worried about rising inflation and unemployment, the war in Iraq dragging on and on (and on), and how a recession will effect my job as well as my husband's disability benefits.
I don't like Bush at all, never had, he wasn't joking when he said his constituents were the rich and the ultra-rich, that's exactly who his policies, both foreign and domestic, have benefitted. I can't believe we've had to suffer with him for eight fucked-up years.
I'm concerned about the current crop of politicians. I like Obama and Edwards, I think fresh minds are exactly what we need in Washington, but I don't trust Rodham-Clinton, Guiliani or Romney. There's just too much baggage or disingenuity or plain old twofacedness among the three of them. I hate how McCain seems to have sold the rest of his soul in the desire to be President. Huckabee seems grounded, but the Southern Baptist conservative thing is really off-putting, and Fred Thompson, well, I think he'd do a good job acting as president.
I don't have faith that the American people will do what's best for themselves or the country. I don't honestly think that the U.S. is ready for a black or woman president. I'm afraid that the public will once again elect a man who will smile to our faces, reassure us that everything will be just fine, and continue to dig the country into an ever-increasingly deep, dark hole. I like the sunshine. Canada, anyone?