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As a white, Jewish American I cast my vote this morning at 6 am proudly for Barack Obama. I know that he will win, and I am beaming with pride about America and I am very proud today to be an American. We've come a long way and we still have a long way to go but every American should be thrilled that we chose the content of someone's character rather than the color of his skin in deciding who our next president should be. I am 58 and have grown up during a time when blacks could not drink from the same water fountains as whites, use the same bathrooms or eat at the same restaurants. Finally, at long last, America has been transformed into a nation where we judge someone for their ability and not their race. I believe the greatness of America that so many people around the world admire and love will be restored by President Obama. Rejoice, America! We did it right, we did it well, and we just elected a great president!

Mark Jeffery Koch

Cherry Hill, NJ

Nov 4 2008 - 11:34am

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I came to this country as a refugee thirteen years ago. One thing that surprised me here is a blatant lack of patriotism. There are so many people who prefer to keep the country on the wrong track, engaged in the wrong wars across the globe, than to admit their political convictions were wrong.

If the wars were necessary to protect the national interest, why is it that the only big country that managed not to wage a single war over last fifty years--China--is the one developing most rapidly?

Trust me as somebody who lived in a war zone for three years, there are no winners in war, just smaller and bigger losers.

Don’t be confused by the victory in WWII. This country wasn't revitalized by the war but by the addition of women to the workforce, as well as the stupidity of the Europeans, who in order to wage their bloody wars had to rely on the USA for manufacturing and credit lines.

The problem is that today we, in order to wage our wars, are relying on China for industrial production and credit lines.

Isn’t it stunning that there are no mainstream media here in America to present those harsh facts in the living rooms of reckless voters? Remember, it’s not George W. Bush who put himself in the White House. We placed him there.

Kenan Porobic

Charlotte, NC

Oct 31 2008 - 10:53am

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