We can't possibly know what he's actually going to do until after he takes office and has the chance to show us, so I'm not even going to speculate on that. I voted for him over McCain for many reasons. Trickle down economics was a big one. It doesn't work, imo, and McCain would have brought more of the same. I also believe our current tax system is out of balance and I thought Obama's tax plan would make more of a difference. I also believe healthcare should be a right not a privelege, and I liked Obama's stance against exemptions for pre-existing conditions. Obama also has a very pro-veteran voting record. His stance on abortion is the same as mine. Obama understands that not every situation is "us vs. them", quite often it can be "us AND them". I like that. I also like his demeanor and the way he conducted himself during the campaign. He's calm, rational, articulate, intelligent, and diplomatic.
at 1:13 AM on Nov. 6, 2008