After landing in Denver for the Democratic National Convention, it didn't take long to find someone who wanted to talk politics.
My cab driver had a lot to say about the 2008 election. The conversation I had with him seemed to reflect the feelings of many citizens here in Denver that I have had the chance to speak with so far. The first question on his mind?
"Where the hell is bin Laden?"
It's a question that a lot of Americans have wondered about for the past seven years. Quite a long time to not have found the man responsible for the September 11attacks. My cabbie seems to agree.
"You can't tell me that with, with the satellites, that we can't find him. We can, we can find a little speck if we want to!" He begins to stutter with passion.
So who will this cabbie be voting for in November?
"Obama. He is change. I wanted to vote for Hillary. During the Clinton years, everything was good, people were happy. And Hillary was a part of that. She is a strong woman. She would be a great president."
So here is at least one Hillary supporter who will vote for Barack.
"John McCain...he votes for everything Bush wants. We gave the Republicans a chance. They had eight years. We need to do something different."
I was struck by how the most basic and prominent messages of the Obama campaign seem to be resonating very well with voters - it's time for change, and we can't afford another four years of George Bush policy. My cab driver could just as easily have been an Obama spokesperson delivering soundbites on MSNBC.
Do you agree with this Denver cab driver? And, do you think that his comments represent the views of the majority of Americans?