I keep wondering what the issues of 2008 are going to be.
The big three to me are the war, the rising level of poverty, and health care. I was pondering fuel costs but they are part of the rising level of poverty. In reality, I suspect that the war and health care are as well. The war effort costs a great deal of money and that money cannot be used in other places, such as health care, food, or housing.
Some previous elections were on 'values' issues. Most of the time the 'values' issues raised were gay marriage and abortion. The biggest issue of Jesus, poverty, was never raised as a value.
It makes me wonder what values are going to be in the forefront if the election ends up between Rudy and Hillary. It probably can't be character or family values. Actually Hillary can stand up on the character and family values platform a whole lot higher than Rudy. And Rudy is pro-choice and pro-gay rights. Or always has been.
Character is often a key component to who wins elections. Or so they say. Personally, it appears to me that the person of the worst character is usually the winner. It will be an interesting election. I suspect that the campaign won't be. Sadly, issues will be placed to the side while people perform character assassination on each other.