I've been living up to the old Chinese proverb, "May you live in interesting times."
Three big things going on: the election, the stock market, and werk. I've been letting the last of the three take up most my time and energy.
I just realized I never made a post about the final presidential debate, but now that we are hardly three weeks away from the big day, and since I've already mailed my early ballot, maybe I'm just coasting on my beliefs.
It's sad how negative McCain's campaign has been. I think most political pundits say it's his only move left, but still, it's sad. I had a day off yesterday, and I watched clips from both candidates' rallies, and the difference is staggering. I was tapping away on the computer while McCain's rally played in the background (not very inspiring, same rhetoric, same language, nothing new). Then Obama came on, and I had to watch as he spoke these words:
We can do this. Americans have done this before. Some of us had grandparents or parents who said maybe I can't go to college but my child can; maybe I can't have my own business but my child can. I may have to rent, but maybe my children will have a home they can call their own. I may not have a lot of money but maybe my child will run for Senate. I might live in a small village but maybe someday my son can be president of the United States of America.
I mean, wow. It gave me goosepimples all over.
There's still a lot of He Said She Said, about the specifics of the economic plan. It can be summarized by the following:
No, YOU lie.
No, YOU lie.
No no, YOU lie.
I guess it comes down to who I believe. And I've decided I believe in the guy who, I think, is destined to make history.