Tuesday August 5, 2008
A caller to a conservative radio show this morning told the host he is fairly conservative but will for Barack Obama. Based on what he said I would guess that the caller is in his early to mid twenties and he's having trouble making ends meet. He complained that he can't find a decent job and really seemed to believe that a President Obama would improve his situation.
The host of the program missed a great opportunity to tell this guy that he is not the exception, he is the norm. Most Americans don't just walk into a great job. To get ahead one must work hard, prove one's worth to his or her employer and build a reputation in his career field. That is the key to career success. Abraham Lincoln put it best when he said "whatever you are, be a good one."
Americans need to stop looking to the government to solve their problems because it just isn't going to happen. Government is the problem.