I watched the tape today to be sure I remembered correctly and frankly, it was as much ado about nothing as it was last evening. I'm as sure as I can be that nothing that was said would change anyone's mind had they already favored one candidate. And since most of us don't know how Independent's minds work, how can we be sure how it would affect them?
So we're back where we started, just a few days later. We'll just wait and see how the gamesmanship over the economic problem shakes out. No change in Obama's non-proliferation position except that he now acknowledges there may be some "loose" weapons available to rogue nations and Russia may be a problem but he's sure he can charm Putin out of more violence. He also says we need to worry not about what can come from the skies, but what might come in via a suitcase. (Then there was a little backtrack about danger from missiles?) We need to go to Afghanistan as he has said before and before and before, but we really should be using the money wasted in Iraq on pre-school education. What????
At this point with Nov. 4th looming ever nearer, we vacillate between thinking there is nothing more we can do at the grassroots and getting charged up and spending time at the Victory Centers making those Get Out the Vote phone calls. All we can do is ask that all of us seriously think about the fact that just one more contact in each precinct in the country (as has happened before) may spell the difference between living under the Constitution or sliding into socialism and less and less personal freedom.
See you tomorrow