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What is going on with the MSM is the same thing that happened during the Democratic primary; where they continued the "suspense" of "if" Hillary Clinton could somehow find a way to beat Barack Obama, although some would explain it was mathematically impossible for her to get enough votes to reach the delegates needed.

Now with John McCain v. Barack Obama the MSM would prefer to keep the suspense of a neck-and-neck race to further their ratings and highlight Obama's flip-flops versus McCain's unexplained flip-flops and compare them side by side. The MSM recognize that if the voters are hammered with all the facts and how each candidate's policies would affect everyday people (as opposed to the 1 percent), voters would make up their minds now and ignore the pundits constantly spouting off new verdicts 24/7 including reruns.

I've been a lifelong Republican, but this campaign season I've spent much more time and energy researching our political process and the politicians' words and records. I've gotten my information from many resources not just campaign ads, debates and brochures or the MSM. I recognize that this country is in a shambles and I do not agree with continuing the same policies. The last seven years since 9/11 have seen a steady decline in our standing in the world, and the US really has no friends left--we stand alone and it is lonely here. Fear and trickle-down economics have not worked except to keep those in power, in power. The MSM tend to gloss over how insulated we are and act as if the rest of the world and its opinion doesn't matter.

I don't expect Obama to perform miracles, but I do see him pointing all of us in a different direction. He is a leader, and that pesky "vision thing" is important to attempt to lead us to a better and, yes, a more "Christian" (read caring and tolerant) world where everyone is my brother and I care about what happens to them, the world and not just myself.