They Are Out There and They Are Among Us

I recently received an email that was supposedly sent by an American soldier in Afghanistan telling how Barak Obama refused to shake hands with some of our troops on his recent visit there.

To check on the email’s authenticity, I went to and discovered, as I suspected, that it is a fake.

Furthermore, snopes lists more than 40 other fake emails, all intended to promote untruths about Obama, including …

* Foreign financiers are contributing most of the money to Obama’s campaign.

* Obama wasn’t born in this country and is therefore ineligible to be president.

* The Obama campaign is being funded by Venezuela dictator Hugo Chavez.

And my personal favorite …

* Obama has been endorsed for president by the Ku Klux Klan.

Now, seriously, what kind of an idiot would believe that??

If you would like to review all of these scurrilous, not to mention ridiculous, emails, go to

and type “Obama” into the blank space. I warn you: you will come away angry and depressed at the same time.

Let us all hope that, on election day, the vast majority of Americans will vote thoughtfully and intelligently after careful assessment of each candidate’s position of the serious issues facing this country.

Please tell me that is not too much to hope for.