So as not to show favoritism to one side or the other here's another piece of information I just received from one of my colleagues:
"It was great to see Obama mention RDs and preventative medicine. Mike Huckabee for the Republican ticket not only also mentioned preventative medicine (the same stat regarding amputations), but he wrote a book about weight loss (Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork: A 12-Step Program to End Bad Habits and Begin a Healthy Lifestyle)."
So there you go, some encouraging news for the future of healthcare and dietitians. If you are still undecided about who to vote for check out glass booth voting: www.glassbooth.org