Bob Herbert, as usual, has a very perceptive column today in the NYT. He writes wisely about the dangers we face, yet we obsess about minor things that don't really matter. He is gloomy, to say the least. And it doesn't sound he thinks that an Obama victory (which is by no means a sure thing yet) will necessarily turn things around, given our national proclivities.
A country that refuses to properly educate its young people or to maintain its physical plant is one that has clearly lost its way. Add in the myriad problems associated with unnecessary warfare and a clueless central government that wastes taxpayer dollars by the trillions, and you’ve got a society in danger of becoming completely unhinged.
This is about more than the election of a president in a few weeks. The American people have to decide what kind of country they want.