"People vote based on emotions and images instead of a strong analysis of the deeply complex issues."

Dear America,
Please let go of off-shore drilling. It won't work the way you want and then you will complain some more. Stop making politicians pander to a silly notion that will not fix anything just because they want to make it to the White House and do some good. It hurts my head and my heart.

One of the many articles on gas/oil.

"The great opportunity this year for less scrupulous Republican strategists is that Obama is both black and a Columbia-Harvard-educated former professor who lived in the intellectually rarified precincts of Hyde Park in Chicago, Manhattan's Upper West Side and Cambridge, Mass. They can go after him subtly on race and overtly on elitism." The Unavoidable Issue