OMG!!! You have to watch this video RIGHT NOW!!!
There has been so much distortion, rumor and innuendo surrounding this entire exchange that I was literally floored when I watched the whole thing. They are surprisingly nice to each other, and it's actually a very interesting exchange. The big accusation of the week is "OMG!!! Socialism!!!" but in reality, Obama's comment about "spread the wealth around" is about reversing the upward flow of money perpetuated over the last 8 years. Rather than continue to give tax breaks to those who need them the least, Obama wants to let the Bush tax cuts (which McCain originally voted against, BTW - is he a socialist too?) expire.
I sent my ballot off the other day (we in Oregon all vote by mail, which is a tad bit of a letdown but at the same time very convenient), and I was so thrilled to be able to vote for a president of color (although I don't think that white people have to worry about Obama representing "their" interests since he is half white and was raised by his white mother and grandparents) who is all about hope rather than the politics of fear and division. I personally can't wait for all this election hoo-hah to be over because it's really getting scary - the fact that people actually believe that a terrorist/terrorist associate could be running for President of the United States is just beyond belief. But then again, many of us fell for that whole "weapons of mass destruction" line, too, and you see where that got us...
As we come upon election day, please vote. And please consider voting on the issues rather than the soundbites, or the color of a particular candidate's skin, or the stylishness of their shoes. If you're still undecided, go to each candidate's website and read over their platform. Don't make assumptions. Don't fall for the lines fed to you by the opposing campaign's ads or the special interest groups. Think critically, and vote for the candidate who you think can bring this country through the next 4-8 years. It's not going to be an easy job, and we need someone who can git 'er done. Someone who makes good decisions when under the gun. Someone who plays well with others. Make your voice heard! VOTE!!!