In 2008, I know how much health care costs and how easy you can be denied coverage. I paid COBRA (from Cisco) for over year (over $1300/month) when I worked for a small company and how individual plans drop (or won't even cover) you.
Now I have a multicultural family. I traveled to China and have a Chinese daughter. Seen curious the stares from "hard working white Americans." I lived in Skokie, Illinois for over a year and saw the benefits of living in a diverse community for myself and for my daughter.
I have fought with Behavioral Health Care providers over benefits for serious mental health issues for a family member. Have you ever heard McCain talk about parity for mental health care?
I was a strong supporter of the invasion of Iraq (and "the surge,") but there was been no accountability, no realistic assessment, no reckoning.
Denial and delusion is what McCain-Palin will bring.
We need less Rumsfeld and more Gates. More strategy less tactics.
I certainly don't agree with much of the Democratic platform, but a party dominated by social and cultural conservatives with ignorance fueling their certainty.
We need more gray. Less black and white.
And most of all I don't have the energy to be cynical anymore.