September 22nd, 2008 09:54 EST
Over the course of this election, we have seen two candidates who represent a broad spectrum of ideas, thoughts and ways in which they intend to lead us into the future. As a democrat, I might write this article with a bias opinion, but I`m going to tell you what I think anyway.
Personally, to me John McCain represents everything I hate about Bush. He is a hard core conservative republican who has to have everything his way and doesn`t like to work under the mantle of collective security. I mean, if it was up to him, he would bomb every single country in the world if they didn`t work in the way that John McCain desires.
Recently, both candidates have chosen their VP candidates, and I have to say that John McCain choice is shockingly irresponsible. I mean for him to have chosen someone so completely unqualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency is reckless.
This just shows that John McCain is desperate to do whatever it takes to win the office of presidency. I mean, I feel like if John McCain doesn`t win this year we`ll see him eight years from now, in a wheel chair and on life support but he`ll still be running for president.
He`ll live to be 180 if that`s how long its takes him to be president. I don`t know about you, but we need someone who`s new and fresh and who is willing to take risks and restore our image in the world, and in my opinion John McCain doesn`t represent the change we need. Maybe back in the 60`s his idea of change would have worked, but not now in the 21st century.
Either way you look at it, whichever candidate wins, it`ll be a first for America. If Barack Obama wins, he`ll be the first African-American elected president, if John McCain wins, his VP choice, Governor Palin will be the first woman to be vice president. Both look great on paper, but only one can truly lead our country on a better path, and as I see it, Barack Obama is that candidate.