My allegiance to Barack Obama came about as a direct result of my support for Howard Dean four years ago. This time the effort of the grass roots was successful and I remain optimistic.
I share William Greider's hopes and can only wait for Wednesday with bated breath. What a two years it has been. For a while I was sure the Clinton machine would defeat Obama as I think it did Dr. Dean. Of course, I base this on nothing other than my intuition. He did overcome and I have enjoyed sending him $25 from time to time over the two-year campaign period. This is exactly what I did for Howard Dean.
This economy is frightening. I have two sources of income: Georgia Teacher Retirement and Social Security. I do own my home without mortgage and my automobile, which is fourteen years old. I pay very little taxes but realize that taxes pay for roads, police, fire departments, water, sewer services and garbage collection, to say nothing of schools and social services. I fear that the teacher retirement fund may go bellly up and I will be in a pickle. Guess "fear" is not the correct word, but it is a bit scary.
Clear, concise voices such as Greider's will lend force to the ideas of widows such as I who care very much about social and financial justice. Keep up the good reporting and keep up the optimism. It helps me keep up the desire to continue to work to bring our country back to where I feel it should be.
Nov 4 2008 - 12:10am