• Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Sad State of the Campaign

I haven't blogged in a while - got a little tired after the two national conventions. I'm dismayed at the way that the campaign has evolved. Why are we so obsessed with McCain's choice for a running mate? What does the choice say about McCain's judgment? Does education, demonstrated intelligence, a grasp of the issues even matter anymore? It is scary to think that the candidates can stoop so low given the gravity of the issues that we face as a nation - both internationally and domestically. The events of this weekend involving Lehman, Merrill and AIG are a case in point. Clearly, there is much purging yet to come in the banking system. These are real issues that deserve real, substantive consideration by the candidates, including the VP nominees. I believe that the two presidential candidates are men of honor and considerable skill. It is sad to see them stoop so low - to see them compromise what I believe to be their values just to win.
Come on people - rise above the pettiness, live what you believe, wrestle with the issues honestly, and let the people decide based on real information!

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