The debate was disappointing. I had been feeling so positive that Obama would make it for sure. I liked that feeling of inevitability that I had gotten used to poll after poll. At last we would get back on the right road for the country. We would grow the economy that would be beneficial to the ( pick a percentage) 47% or 99%. Obama had overcome the stagnant economy and the onslaught of the billionaires' deep pockets. It was going to be alright. Then the debate happened. Then I got down. Then I got depressed. Then I got real.
There is no guarantee to this election or to anything in this life. But I know I'm on the right side. I know what I believe in and what I need to do. Obama will be so much better than the alternative. I need to do what I can to support him. I need to keep the faith with him, with me, with the way I think life ought to be. I donated to Obama tonight. I hope it helps but, no matter the outcome of the election, it's what I need to do. I do it, not out of fear or desperation, but out of conviction that he is the better man.