“All this will not be accomplished during the first 100 days nor the first 1,000 days, nor during the life of this administration, nor perhaps during our life on this planet. But let us begin.”
— John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address
35th President of the United States
There has been much chatter about the main question surrounding the electability of the presumptive Democratic nominee, Senator Barack Obama, which, ostensibly, finds its locus in his ability to win over blue collar voters. Steel towns in Western Pennsylvania certainly qualify.
Republican White House hopeful John McCain said Friday that his Democratic rival Barack Obama is further to the left than the only Socialist US senator.
Asked by a reporter for the Kansas City Star newspaper if McCain, 71, believed Obama was an "extremist," McCain replied:
Former Texas Sen. Phil Gramm resigned Friday from his role as GOP presidential candidate John McCain’s campaign co-chairman, hoping to quiet the uproar that followed his comments that the United States had become a "nation of whiners" whose constant complaints about the U.S. economy show they are in a "mental recession."
Others support Obama but say McCain is better when it comes to foreign policy, all this means most don’t have a clue. Americans who pride themselves in staying informed may know less than ordinary folk in some parts of the world. Can we educate ourselves and also help others learn the very basics that we know?