The candidates are missing something and I am just trying to get to the bottom of this.
I agree that the candidates are all missing something, Just...is it their hollow-sounding promises about how they're for the common American when they're taking tons of money from the special interest groups? It's pretty hard to hide things now from Americans who really want to dig out information about a politician, thanks mostly to the internet. And I for one am glad we have it. It's about the only thing George Bush hasn't been able to control and as such, it's proven to be one of his biggest albatrosses.
I think another one of the reasons we're feeling that we must vote for a Democrat is that throughout far too much of our nation's history, it's taken a Democrat to come in and clean up the mess made by a Repub...and the Democrat who gets to start to clean up Bush's mess has got his/her work cut out for him/her!
We want to feel some hope again. We want to see ourselves as proud to be Americans again. We want to feel proud of the POTUS rather than ashamed of him whenever he goes to another country. We want to hear the POTUS speak and not cringe every time his lips move. We want to see ourselves as being reasonable, thinking citizens who can make a reasonably good choice when deciding who the next leader of our country is going to be. After all, we've looked pretty stupid for the last seven years!