I'm really trash talking McCain and Palin lately, but I don't want people to think I'm an Obama fan or a Democrat. I'm an Independent voter and I don't think we'll actually be covered by the notion of "no taxation without representation" until we have a viable multiparty political system that doesn't capitalize on the polarity of political issues.
Basically, I hate choosing between the lesser of 2 evils. But, that's the USA's current political climate and IMO, Obama is the lesser of 2 evils. I can see the argument that his political agenda (in line with other Dems) will support more socialism than capitalism. However, I'd rather see all of the taxes I pay go to schools, roads and parks (heck, even Washington salaries...) than CEO's and lobbyists. Capitlaism doesn't need any more support, at least not for another 8 years until we get a surplus again.
Obama & Pelosi are tied up in their own scandals right now too. I just think the Dems are better for the country in today's political climate. Our taxes will go up no matter who's in office (to support the bailout), but I think Obama would get the economy back on track by ending the war (see my posting about Iraq being one of only a few countries who is making money