Indeed, America is still that "shining city on a hill", a nation like no other, a nation that people around the world still admire, even though they loathe its leadership.
George Bush, Dick Cheney and the corrupted clowns on Capitol Hill have taken the US down a path that repulses the vast majority of Americans. A nation which launches unprovoked wars, which tortures people, which consumes and pollutes like no other, which favors its rich at the expense of its poor, which ignores its own Constitution, and which lied, cheated and stole during the greatest robbery of all time - the Late Great Housing Bubble.
This election in November will be telling. I believe the American people have had enough. I think the majority no longer believes the lies. I believe America is a nation that sees itself on the wrong path, and seeks dramatic change.
I recommend voting every single incumbent out of office, except Ron Paul. Every single corrupted incumbent. The American people need to send Congress and political parties a message that they indeed are responsible to the voters, and the voters are pissed.
As you know, even though I have serious policy differences with him, I have endorsed the youth, energy and level-headedness of Barack Obama, warts and all. Four more years of Bush via McCain would be simply disastrous. You'll see even on this thread the hate and anger aimed at Obama by people who don't want change and love to hate. But they are a dying breed, and their time is nearly up.
Make no mistake, there are serious issues to confront. The Great Housing Crash will continue on and on, until the fundamentals make sense again. The nation is $53 trillion in debt. Our infrastructure is crumbling. The entitlement bomb has gone off. Our immigration policies are a disaster. Our currency is a joke. We've lost our manufacturing base. And our foreign policy is disgusting.
The president can't change everything, but he can lead, and like Reagan, create a spark. America is an optimistic, hopeful country, that is stuck in a pessimistic, hateful rut. I blame our politicians, I blame our media, I blame our corrupt business leaders. But now it's time for the awakened people to take matters into their own hands, having been failed so miserably by their leaders.
It can be Morning in America again. The world needs it to be Morning in America again. But it's up to the voters. And I think this time they'll choose Morning vs. Night. It's been a long eight years of darkness. Time to come together. Time for some light.