I was working on some writing when this .. erm, vehicle .. pulled up in front of my coffee shop to pick up a volunteer who was selling Obama buttons from a small portable table on the street corner. This is not the first time I’ve seen this vehicle driving around while wearing Obama decorations, and this serves to draw attention to the fact that I have never seen enthusiasm for the McCain/Palin ticket that is even vaguely similar to that shown for Obama/Biden.
I live in a low-income, primarily Spanish-speaking, overwhelmingly catholic (Dominican immigrants) neighborhood. Most of the people here are primarily concerned about paying their rent and health care costs, making sure their kids are getting a decent education and are staying out of trouble. Realistically, McCain has nothing of value to say to me or my neighbors anyway, although I freely concede that neither candidate has a reasonable or workable solution to this nation’s health care crisis.