Originally Posted By: Smike
Excellent post Daniel, Thats what I'm looking for. I tend to agree on most points.

Thanks, Smike. Appreciated. And reasonable people can differ on many of these matters. I'm probably as capable of reading what I want into the Obama campaign as much as the next person. But the more we can ground our evaluations in what the candidates have actually said and done, the more productive a discussion we can have (which makes it all the more frustrating to see so much time spent on whether Obama is a "celebrity" or how many houses McCain may or may not own.)