Americans are individuals. Today, I'm going to one of Washington State's Democratic caucuses and I will be supporting President Obama. Although I don't agree with everything he's done, I think he is a great statesman, a good family man and example for young people, and is concerned about the interests of all Americans, not just the wealthy. He has an extremely tough job. I don't like politicians (often Republicans) who use human fears and insecurites to further their objectives. When humans become anxious about their jobs, their futures, the futures of their children, etc., they tend to become more racist in their attitudes. The cure is to get to know other people and find out about the challenges they have faced and are facing on a daily basis. Don't despair. It's usually the bad stuff that makes news.