To me this election is a dramatic comparison of aspiration vs. fear. Never have I felt there was so much to gain and so much to lose. The Bush presidency has shown that leaders mater. I know in my gut that what we do in the coming months will in large part dictate my son’s standard of living and quality of life. We get to choose our motivation: aspiration or fear.
The language of this election reveals all. The Democratic convention was dominated by language including: Change, Economy, Energy, and Jobs. In contrast the Republicans spoke of: Reform, Character, God and Taxes. It’s like the Republicans want a first class seat on the Titanic. I would rather find a better way to cross the ocean.