In the "Al Franken" thread there was a great deal of criticism of Democrats or percieved Liberals from those here who represent themselves as Republican Ultra Conservatives. There is on the other side a great deal of critiques the other way round as well. The idea is always dialog and understanding between people. There are some brilliant and well read individuals who post to this board. If you were in the "driver's seat" what would you do as an elected representative to reverse the economy and create jobs? What would you do to save the millions of people being forced from their homes Nationwide because they can for various reasons no longer meet their mortgage/trust deed obligations? What would you do to deal with the banking/investment industry and to make dead certain that the errors which lead to this collapse do not have a repeat in another 80 years? Because of the economy American Manufacturing including the Automobile Industry is facing bankruptcy. Remember that people showing problems are not limited to Ford, GM and Chrysler, but also include General Electric, Whirlpool, Boeing and other major industrial producers. What would you do to increase National Security while not stepping on the rights of the individual? It is very easy to throw a critique of another, but unless you yourself have walked a mile in the boots of that individual, and know completely what he or she as an individual has put up with that led to their success or failure do you really understand the problems? Somebody here may just come up with something that might actually work! Go for it!