The problem isn't with McCain or Obama (as I have great respect for both candidates), but with the American people. Somewhere along the line we decided the American dream just isn't worth the effort...or at least, not on our part. This is my simple political assessment of where we are today: There are more poor people (votes for communism) than successful rich people (votes for capitalism and the American Dream). The poor people know its not fair to steal the money from the rich, but they dont care as long as they are the recipients. Why work hard to earn your money and success if you can get it for free at the expense of those who did? End result: Obama 08 and the birth of communist America. This will be the death of America. Not because I dont like Obama, but because it just killed the one incentive that made America great in the first place. Its the same reason the Soviet Union collapsed at the height of the cold war, and the same reason all the people here in communist China are poor and the same reason our economy back home is in ruinbecause everyone wants to live on credit or at the expense of someone else (banks, credit cards, and now rich people and government), instead of taking responsibility for themselves and actually earning what they get. So now, instead of teaching my children if they work hard enough they will be rewarded for their success, Ill have to explain to them why they're being punished for achieving their goalsbecause the government will take half their money and give it to everyone else who didnt do a damn thing or else waste it on more failed government programs like social security and public education. Good job America. In your pursuit to achieve that fantasy of a utopian dream, you have just crucified the foundation of the American dream. What was once a government of the people, by the people, and for the people is now a communist country where the government controls the wealth of individuals. And while you may or may not get that government welfare check, you can rest assured that your grandchildren will be reading about American greatness in their Chinese or Islamic history books.