I do plan to vote for Obama if nothing changes between now and Nov 4th but I have to question Sen Stevens. I would hate to see a government that is 100% controlled by any party much like one that is so controlled by a single party that they need 0% cooperation of the other party(s) to pass legislation. I feel Stevens who is 84 and spent many years on the Hill should have allowed another republican candidate to have the ticket to not risk a defacto loosing of his seat. Also, and I hate to think this, but at his age, what if the Lord calls him home? Do you think Stevens is being selfish? http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/10/20/ST2008102002520.html And before you ask, yes, I thought Senator Thurmond who would sleep during sessions should have gave up his seat.