What gives me the right to voice my opinions of Senator Obama? The answer is simple, I am a concerned voter wanting to bring attention to issues I feel are important when making a decision on the November 4th presidential ballot. I see several serious flaws with Senator Obama that I feel should be voiced. Most of my concerns are already being brought to light around various websites and news shows. While I will write my own opinion on most issues, I doubt anything I mention could be considered “groundbreaking.” This site is just a place for me to put my biggest concerns about Obama. Hopefully, the content I include will shape a unique criticism of the Senator from Illinois. I am sure many will not agree with my points of view and that is fine. I hope this site can provide, not only my views, but also the views of those opposing me. The best case scenario is that visitors will be able to read my ideas and those that comment in opposition to get a full picture of which side they fall on.
In order to allow readers to better understand where these ideas are coming from, here’s a little background information about myself.
I hold a B.S. in Business Administration from Webster University where I graduated with departmental honors. Before attending Webster, I persued a B.A. in both political science and theology at Saint Louis University. I am approximately 9 hours short of the degree in political science and 12 or 15 hours short of my bachelors in theology.
I have worked in the financial services industry since 2001. Currently, I am not employed with a firm. During my current unemployment, I am working to gain a CFA charter. I hold a Series 7 and Series 66 securities license, although, as I mentioned, I am not currently employed with a firm so neither license is active.
I am not claiming to the an expert on any of the fields mentioned above. However, i would like to believe that my studies and professional experience have given me knowledge of where to find trusted expert opinion in subjects I have extensively studied or fields I have worked in.
Being raised in the 1980’s I, as many others, miss the direction provided by Ronald Reagan and use him as the standard any candidate must be weighed against. My primary political concerns come from my Catholic faith, economic issues, and my lifetime membership in the National Rifle Association.
I am not writing this blog as an effort to endorse John McCain, even though there will probably be several instances where I attempt to illustrate McCain as the better option to Obama’s short-comings. I feel this November will present a very important decision for every voter. The direction ensured by the two candidates are polar opposites. Especially, when viewed against the centrality and similiarities in policy positions the candidates in past presidential elections posessed. Obama is trying to move to the center but he is located so far to the left that his view of centrist is still probably to the left of most Democrats. While McCain is no Reagan, I strongly believe he is the only safe option we have for president.