The news on the television tonight is all about politics. I listened carefully to President Obama’s speech this afternoon, and he convinced me to remain a supporter of the democratic party.
I was in the first-grade when I announced at school that I was a republican. It was a lonely life for this shy republican boy in a year when Franklin Roosevelt and the democrats swept Herbert Hoover and many republicans out of office.
If you wonder about the changes in my politics through the years I suggest you read My Political Pilgrimage by linking on it. My hope for the future is simple. I hope that Barack Obama is given a more productive congress for the last two years of his term. If you are a republican, I advise you to vote for one who will govern. If there is no such republican running as a candidate, vote for a democrat.
I just got off the phone this noon with a friend who has no health insurance and is now exploring what became available today through the exchange system. Other readers are advised to do this for them selves and to encourage others to take advantage of this opportunity as well. Now is the time for the young to enter the health care program and care for their elders and themselves as they age and/or become ill.