In doing the volunteer work, I've been surprised and dismayed about what people know, or more correctly, don't know, about the candidates and their platforms. And I must say that the ones who are misinformed or flatly ignorant have been from that other party. Since I was calling as a volunteer from the Obama campaign, I'm not surprised that that group didn't want to hear me out, but they should. I wasn't giving any long winded speeches, but simply one line replies and information about where to check it out (mostly non-partisan sources). Too bad, really too bad. We have a nation of closed minds and uneducated voters out there. And they have the same right as you and me to cast their votes.
KEEP SPREADING THE WORD. CONTINUE GIVING OUT WEBSITES AND SHARING YOUR KNOWLEDGE. DON'T BE PUSHY (turn off to most of us); BE INFORMED AND INFORMING. YOU WON'T WIN OVER EVERYONE, BUT YOU WILL BE HEARD AND YOU WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!
Do you have any questions about the Obama platform, The Blueprint for Change? If so, just go here and you can read every word, check any issues you wish: http://www.barackobama.com/issues/ There is no reason to wonder, it's all right there.
Then .... SHARE IT WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!! Email it, post the link on your own blog, print it and hand it out, read it and talk about the points.
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And here is an interesting blog: http://www.timegoesby.net/ I read this on a regular basis. This blog addresses issues for "elders" in our country, but please, don't let that make you think it won't be applicable in your life. Please take a look. There is a lot of information that is pertinent to us all.
There is an interesting, informative video, albeit, a bit long, about Palin in the post for 9/28/08. It has to do with her experience for the office for which she aspires. It is one hellava collection of information about the experience of the Vice Presidents of our nation since the beginning, and you will be surprised, I think.
Just five weeks (5) and two (2) days till we vote!!!