Kudos to Angelica Brown, a recent graduate of Mumford High School in Detroit and current summer apprentice at the Detroit Free Press, not for deciding to vote for John McCain per se, but for having actually done her own research and become an interested and informed citizen in order to help her decision to vote for McCain.
Ms. Brown gets straight to the heart of the matter in one of the best lines from a very interesting column:
"With Bush having been a president consistently mocked for his lack of communication savvy, causing people to believe he was 'dumb' or an 'idiot,' it seems that Americans are ready to go for a smooth talker as opposed to someone who is really doing what he says he believes in."
Once Ms. Brown is finished with her apprenticeship at the Free Press, perhaps she can just skip college and run for mayor of Detroit. Lord knows it is long past time someone with sense inhabited the post.