This is the time to wake up and discard our political apathy. Our country is headed in a downward direction after decades of political mismanagement, elitism, and misrepresentation. People acting together can make change; we have seen this happen across the course of history. Barack Obama has a real vision for change. Obama has prescriptions to many of our social and political problems that will require a great deal of political action from communties across the country. Voting for any other candidate is the equivalent of hedging a bet on the status quo. And let us all be honest with ourselves: the status quo is not serving our interests as members of the "middle class" and it has not for some time. Please, take the time to visit this website, www.barackobama.com and review the materials. Feel free to look at outside sources, and criticisms as well. Get the whole picture, and ask yourself: "What do I, as an American want for my future? For my children?" Within our political system, despite the many reasons for skepticism, we are the catalysts for change. Take a minute away from your myspace or facebook, and inform youself. Let us start this engine of change together.