I know many here don't want to get in to politics but I wanted to share an experience that was very enjoyable and informative. Hopefully no one will be offended. Living in San Marcos I was nearly trampled tonight leaving the gym by college students running to get in to a venue to hear Obama. He was scheduled to speak 5 hours later. Being a college town the celebrity type enthusiasm is amazing. At a local restaurant last night I stumbled in to his local campaign manager. A very bright young (unemployed) college graduate with a great personality. We had a delightful conversation. He determined quickly that I am a "White Angry Christian Conservative". He was dead on. He begged me to attend tonights speech so I could see how wonderful his candidate is. I said I would pass since I know he is a great speaker but clueless on the issues. So, we discussed some issues. I thought you would "enjoy" some of the conversation. I will only hit a few highlights since the conversation was 2 hours long. Me: What is the most important issue? Him: Immediate pull out of Iraq. Me: So the first day in office? Him: Definitely Me: So after we throw up the white flag where are we going to battle the enemy? Him: What enemy? Me: So, what is his intent on the defense budget? Him: Cut 1/2 to 2/3 out immediately. It's a waste of money to have all that spy stuff, satellites, CIA, etc. Me: Does it bother you that people that want to kill us are coming across the border in droves? Him: Do you believe that? Me: What is his stand on health care? Him: Everyone should have access to health care. Me: They do now. A hospital can not turn away someone based on ability to pay. Him: Oh, I didn't know that. Me: How will he pay for this? Him: Raise taxes on the wealthy. They can afford it. And, after all, it's a small percentage and the rest of us will never make it to the American dream. Him: Are you a conservative, independent or republican? Me: Conservative Him: Would you ever cross over and vote Democrat Me: NEVER Him: Why? Me: Because I cannot vote for anyone that would align themselves with a party that condones a total lack of integrity or moral standards. Him: True, but there are some Republicans that are sleazy too. Me: But the party doesn't condone them. Him: True I really like this young man. He just needs to grow up a little, as do millions of voters. I'm taking him fishing this spring. We'll have fun debating.