Look, I am no fan of Obama, but let's get off the "57" states thing. He obviously simply mis-spoke. "I've been to 57 states, one more to visit. Not going to Alaska and Hawaii." He obviously meant to say that he has visited 47 states so far, with one to go and two they are not going to visit.
Attack his position if you want. Look at his voting record if you want, but let's get off the 57 state thing. It was just a mistake and I am sure that McCain has made mistakes in his speeches too. It happens.
Although I tend to vote Republican, I am a moderate and can easily see the value of positions on both sides in many subjects. I really wish politics hadn't degraded into this big mud slinging contest. Let's get back to statesmen working hard to help our country and not concentrating on their own back pocket. Selfless leaders who want to govern, putting their constituents positions above their own. I don't want to hear attacks on the other party. I want to hear how you plan to lead, to fix things, to help make lives better. Give me real answers, not sound bites.
Unfortunately, political views are like religious beliefs. We learn our positions at a young age (for or against), typically from our parents (but not always) and I have not met many people who have changed their position once established. Thus the "I'm right and you're wrong" arguments commence, and nothing much gets done.
Oh well, back to animating.