I have heard much discussion this morning about why McCain lost, why Obama won. Basically, McCain was the wrong Republican candidate. (I still blame Fred Thompson for dragging his feet too long. I think he was the best choice to take on the Obama machine.) McCain is too old, still tries to rely on his war service, which was admirable, but too long ago, to win people over. He was not forceful enough and was too forthcoming about a lot of things, that is a dangerous thing in politics. I would not have voted for Hillary because I did not believe in her policies and political views, even though as a woman, I would have been proud to have a female president, I would NEVER waste my vote just to get a female elected. But, in hindsight, I would gladly have voted for Hillary over Obama any day. At least with her, I did not have to fear being sold out to Muslims or some other group. But, as to why Obama won, several reasons. He had sooooo much money to spend to convince people of how wonderful he is. He had the right look, the right age and spoke all the things people want to hear - I'm going to make it all better, I'm going to give you what you need, I will provide free blah, blah, blah. I feel like we now have a slick used car salesman for president. I believe if I hear the word "change" one more time, I will actually puke. And, way, way too many people (black and white alike) voted for him because he is black. Hey, if I was black, I am sure I would be extremely proud and excited that we have our first black president. Can't blame them for that. I am actually proud that our country has come that far. But, I did not vote for him because he is black. I did not vote for him because he is not the right person for the job; his policies stink. And, it is a shame that so many people refused to see what he really stood for and only voted for him to prove they could put a black president in the white house. I bet 3 out of 4 who voted for him have no idea what his stand on most of the issues was. Well, it has been done. I can only hope and pray that the checks and balances set up by our founding fathers really work. I do not want my children and grandchildren to grow up in a quasi socialist society where nobody needs to work hard to achieve because all you have to do is put your hand out and the government will provide all your needs. Well, you wanted him. I hope we all don't live to regret it.