I'm generally not a pessimist, but I must say that the breathtaking array of cover up about Barack Obama's philosophical viewpoint, and the push to get him elected, is very disturbing. Obama has allied and surrounded himself with radical socialists for most of his life. Bill Ayres is an unrepentant domestic terrorist; ACORN is by and large the voter fraud machine of the Democrat party; and of course we know all about "Reverend" Wright and the ridiculous Father Pfleger.
Many of Obama's associates and mentors learned at the feet so to speak, of Saul Alinsky, whose well published tactics are the DNA of the "community organizing" about which Obama is at once proud but also elusive. What radicals socialists couldn't achieve in the 60's through violence they are attempting through subversive legal maneuvers and soaring, inspiring (but void of morality) rhetoric. Their objective is remaking the world in the socialist-collectivist image where only a few elite have any power or freedom (hmm, I wonder who might be in that group??) Combine this with the corruption that has accompanied Obama via Resko and his soon-to-be cabinet advisors who have made millions in the Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae debacle, I must ask myself why so few people have any idea what is behind this guy.
For Catholics, just about any Democrat and of course many Republicans would be problematic in the election, given the pro-abortion or in some cases the weak-lemonade "prolife" stance they support. But Obama is different, and in fact I believe much more dangerous than say Hillary Clinton. At least the Clintons are predictable: they will say or do anything for the power. But Obama actually believes in his philosophy, which carried to its conclusion would not only further devalue human life via expansion of abortion "rights" but also limit basic American freedoms we rely on to fight the good fight: free speech (expect another crack at the Fairness Doctrine under Obama) and economic opportunity (forced redistribution of wealth being the cornerstone of socialist monetary policy).
McCain is not the anti-Obama, and presents problems of his own. But as a candidate for Catholics he is a damn sight better, and at least sufferable until the Republicans can get their act together. It's my own "audacity of hope."