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I just got home and on the TV is a short press conference by President Obama on his newly released birth certificate. He is sharing his frustration that this has been such an issue for such a long time distracting the country from real issues.

At first glance, I agree with him. He had released a Certificate of Live Birth and taken other steps to address the issue. Other issues including the budget, economy, two wars, and others seem to be more pressing and more deserving of media attention. This is not to mention the need of food, health care, and clothing for those in need or high gas prices causing hardship for so many.

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I have always believed in voting but I have never been a political geek. I get the basics information about the causes I care about to see how I wish to vote or, on topics I don’t understand or know enough about, I abstain. However, this presidential race was different. I wasn’t glued to the TV like some (though I did finally get to see “The Incredible Hulk” on DVD last night), but my lap top was open the whole time I watched the movie as I hit refresh every five minutes or so to get the latest results.

I think my peeked interest had to do with the fact that I was conflicted this election. I struggled with if I was going to vote for the guy that I thought was the best for the economy, health care, the war in Iraq, and so forth, then I must admit I was leaning towards Obama. If I voted for the guy who has the most experience, stood where I do on many morality issues, that I respect, and the like, then I would vote for McCain.

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I have to admit I was a little leery of this format of Pastor Warren interviewing both candidates in a church. I’m not as big about the separation of church and state as some others, maybe more than some others but it was just so foreign, I didn’t know what to think. Over all, it went a lot better than I thought it might and I enjoyed it a great deal.

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