John McCain- The US Senator from Arizona serving from 1987. A POW in Vietnam, ran from president in 2000, was asked by John Kerry to be his running mate. In 2002 his voting record was 6 most liberal of republicans. By 2005, he was the 3ed most Conservative. Wrote the book "Faith of My Fathers" that was made into a movie. Was named one of Times "25 most influential people" in 1997. If elected, he will be the country's oldest president at age 72. Strong supporter of Bush and the current war. He is married to Cindy, has 7 children and 4 grandchildren.
Barack Obama-Current jr US Senator from Illinois. Has lived all over the world, schooled in Hawaii, went to college at Columbia and then Harvard, majoring in Political science. Taught constitutional law. In 1996 was elected to state senate. Listed as one of Times "Worlds most influential people". He is married with 2 daughters.
Its funny, as I type this I notice I have much less to write under the "Barack Obama" heading than I do under the "John McCain" heading. I think part of it is that Barack is young, there really just isn't that much history behind him, which could be a problem. He is also very "out there". The media loves this guy, so I feel like he is better known in general. One of the things Barack has going for him is his ability to use technology to further his cause. He pod casts and blogs, he is publishing a book about his politics, he is very with the times. On the other hand, there seems to be a much better feeling of being "rooted" in John McCain.
I don't know who I am voting for. Frankly, I don't love either of our top two choices and don't like the fact it is pretty much narrowed to 2 choices. I choose to believe that there is a person out there who is un-sullied by politics with a great plan for America, but since he is the little guy, he will never be seen or voted for. I don't have a clue how to fix this, but, as I am sure you assumed, there is more to come.