In less than two months, Americans have an opportunity to go to the polls to cast their votes in one of the most important elections in recent history.  Our choice is between two candidates who both proclaim to offer us “change”.  Barack Obama was the first candidate who spoke to us about change - “change we can believe in” - and there are several reasons I believe he is the true candidate of change.


To the Editor:
In less than two months, Americans have an opportunity to go to the polls to cast their votes in one of the most important elections in recent history.  Our choice is between two candidates who both proclaim to offer us “change”.  Barack Obama was the first candidate who spoke to us about change - “change we can believe in” - and there are several reasons I believe he is the true candidate of change.
First of all, Barack Obama is a man whose own life represents an all American story.  He had to work hard and take out loans to get through college and because of this, he has an understanding of how everyday Americans often have to struggle.  As an educator, I am thrilled at the prospect of having a President who would genuinely care about education by investing in early-childhood education, providing better pay and better preparation for teachers, and making a college education available not just for a privileged few.  “No Child Left Behind” has left many children behind. In today's world, Americans cannot afford any more “dumming down”.  If we are to be respected around the world, we need to project ourselves as intelligent, well educated citizens.  This is a major change I believe Barack Obama will bring to our country.
There are numerous other ways in which I believe that Barack Obama is American's best choice for true change.  He offers us the best chance for getting out of an unjust war in Iraq.  He offers us the best chance for quality health care.  He offers us the best chance for lower taxes for the middle-class. He offers us the best chance for expanding biofuel refineries.  I believe that the kind of change that Barack Obama offers will be a lifeline to the future - a brighter and better future for Wayne County and for the United States of America.
For TRUE change, vote Obama!
(Signed)
Constance Moser, Honesdale, Pa,