After a discussion with Mom and Dad on the subject (my dad, I believe, being one of the smartest men in the world), here is what was concluded.
Ten reasons why the American people should not vote for Barack Hussein Obama.
1. Obama was nurtured by the Daley political machine (the mayor of Chicago) and he learned his political practice from Chicago thugs.
2. Obama has no significant legislative achievements. About one-half of the time when he was an Illinois legislator, he voted "present." He didn't have the guts to take a stand one way or the other on things.
3. Obama constantly voted for anti-gun laws.
4. Obama demonstrated an extreme pro-abortion position in his voting.
5. Obama is a Transformational Marxist. It is evident in his book and in his positions on social issues.
6. Obama will increase taxes, the size of government and socialized medicine.
7. By his own words, he shows no understanding of history and foreign affairs.
8. Obama is arrogant and has a Messiah complex. He has a certain amount of charm and charisma so he is very clever at wording things and speaking in platitudes and this is part of his deception. According to his book, he has sought out Marxist student groups and professors.
9. Obama simply lacks experience. He has not accomplished anything in his tenure in government. He tells people that he is going to do great things but he has no record of accomplishment.
10. He has associated himself with Jeremiah Wright for 20 years with his Black Liberation Theology, which is a Marxist based theology. He has also been a close associate of William Ayers, a member of a the 1960's Radical Weather Underground, who made bombs for blowing up government buildings and who recently said he wishes he had done more. He has, by his own admission, been a follower of Saul Alinsky who is a Transformational Marxist who wrote Rules for Radicals to promote organizing groups in large cities to promote radical change. Some people who have extreme views might say this is "guilt by association" but he would not associate with these people for many years if he did not agree with them.