Can’t write too much today because I’m on cat duty again – she’s very ill and I have some tough, tough choices to make.
But I did want to make a quick comment about the Compassion Forum with Obama and Clinton last night. First of all, it was held at my alma mater – Messiah College – a place I love. I loved seeing old professors in the audience of the event. Secondly, (and I know I watched with a clear pro-Obama bias), it seemed to be that Clinton just refused to speak directly to the questions. While I agreed with a lot of the things she said, I felt like she was playing political correctness for all it was worth; when someone does that, I fear what they would really say if they were candid. Obama, on the other hand, seemed to, most of the time, directly address the questions asked of him, and while he worded things carefully, he was direct and clear. But again, I know my bias, so I’d love to hear what other people think.
One other note on the forum – Jim Wallis from Sojourners was the gentlemen who asked Obama to commit (and Obama did – what a great thing) to reduce poverty by half in the next ten years. Sojourners is a great organization for everyone, be you a believer or not. Check out their website if you’re interested in what they’re doing.
Let me know what you think about this upcoming election. Who will you vote for and why? I want my blog to be a place where people can discuss things and disagree – respectfully of course – because it’s only through dialogue that we overcome difference.