Obama said it " I think I have somewhat of an unfair advantage." And that he did. Having the forum at his college was the first unfair advantage. I'm sure most everyone there was told not to applaud either candidate, but he got some... 2nd advantage was that he got to go second, most of the questions were the same and as was stated by the commentator, they were not sequestered, therefore, Obama had time to pose his responses. Many of the responses were, in fact quite similar. Some of his responses are causing me to think a LOT. He said "we will make sure people serve". Scary. How do you make them serve? A draft? or something like that? If people don't have the patriotic desire in their heart to serve, then it wont be genuine. I serve in my community, not because someone is making me. If that were the case, I know I would feel like rebelling. I serve because I want to. I love my community and want to see it be and become the best it can be. Two of my sons serve in the Military, not because they have to, but because they want to. He went on to say that he would not draft (oh good) but that he would inspire them to serve. Isn't that what Pres. Bush has been doing ( or attempting to do) especially since 9/11? Sen. Obama also talked about the GI Bill and how his grandfather benefited from it after ww2. He wants to restore it. I'm pretty sure the GI Bill is still around, better than ever. He spoke of putting civilians to work in service" to our country. That some folks, like engineers etc would work on the government payroll, but wouldn't be military. We have that...everywhere....Obama was allowed to answer an Internet question, which was not offered to Sen McCain. Obama, being 2nd was asked to respond to answers by Sen. McCain...this didn't seem fair. Am I wrong or did Sen Obama get more time than Sen McCain...hometown advantage...all in all it really told me nothing new...other than they both think we should serve...now I think I will go shopping....and then get ready for the debates. I really hate getting polictial on my blog, but I had to express my opinion.
"QUILTING TIP OF THE DAY"
Don't give in to the temptation to set an ironing pad and an iron next to your sewing machine. This is so convenient, but bad for you! Set your ironing board on the other side of the room and GET UP and walk over to it to press your pieces as you sew. Sitting at that machine, will do a big number on your back and neck anyway. Why not get up, stretch and do a little walking. Having the ironing board AWAY from the sewing machine will force some movement.