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An 82-year-old’s perspective on the debate

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A heartfelt and clear-eyed look at the debate from a member of “the greatest generation” (click through to read the whole thing):
clipped from margaretandhelen.wordpress.com
[H]ere is what my heart is telling me. I am 82 years old (83 in December). It’s time to hand the reigns over to the next generation and hope that we did a good job raising them. To Senator McCain I say, with love in my heart, sit down and shut up. You’re beginning to look like … a cross between Barnie Fife and Floyd the Barber […]
There is too much at stake. You can’t agree with George Bush all of the time and then say you are about change. You can’t say the economy is strong in the morning and then say it’s a crisis that afternoon. You can’t be about deregulation for 25 years and then suddenly be against it. And for God’s sakes war can’t be the answer to everything. […]
It’s OK. We’ve been part of the greatest generation. We had our turn. Now we get to sit back and enjoy our pie while someone else worries about the calories. The new guy has the energy and the new ideas. Senator Obama, I hope you’re up for the challenge.
One more thing … before this old bird goes to bed. Ronald Reagan is dead. Let it go.
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Thank you, margaretandhelen!
Awfully good writing!


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October 9, 2008 at 8:03 pm

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