Thanks for your email. I don't have a lack of "respect" for progressives who are angry with Obama. But I worked for Kennedy in 80 and got eight years of Reagan for staying true to my principles. You're just talking to someone who got badly burned, and won't play with fire again, is all.
You're also talking to someone who LIVES off of Social Security RIGHT NOW. My ex husband is 70, and the kids get SS checks that pay the mortgage on my house and all of my living expenses. I have no other income but the few dollars that come from the podcast when people feel like giving.
If this default crisis goes south and Social Security checks do not go out in August, I will be behind in my mortgage payments from day one.
I don't know what to tell you about Obama except that any Democrat running in 2008 except for Dennis Kucinich would have been the same, and Dennis Kucinich told reporters in 2007 that he wanted Ron Paul for his running mate. Yeah.
I'm going to work on issues rather than on candidates, because candidates are human and break your heart every time. And in terms of Obama running against any Republican, I am not going to vote for the person who will secure Clarence Thomas's political positions on the Supreme Court for the next thirty years.
Thanks very much for your kind words and thoughts. We really appreciate it.