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Ashamed of America’s choices for president

According to official government sources, the estimated population of the United States in July of 2007 was given as approximately 301.2 million. These same sources estimate that, of this number, 10 million are not U.S. citizens. That leaves us with 291.2 million.

Of that number, about 44 percent (approximately 127,000,000) are between the ages of 35 and 70. We had about 127 million opportunities to select a candidate for president of the United States and we came up with six “major” candidates. Two of these, John McCain and Barack Obama, are considered as having the greatest appeal to the majority of voters. One of these two candidates is destined to become the next “leader” of our country.

If, from a total of 127 million possibilities, the best we can do as Americans is John McCain and Barack Obama. We should be ashamed of ourselves.

George Hicks

Grass Valley

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