Thanks a lot, Librarian. Unfortunately, I'm still having trouble with my speakers so I didn't get to hear the video. I don't know if the video was positive or negative.
I didn't want to get too specific but I've been thinking of Sen. Obama more lately too. Like I say, all the candidates have problems. But he looks the least objectionable to me right now so I've been kind of rooting for him.
I am so on about Obama that the hubby has joked that he feels sorry for Luke... now that my attention has shifted.
It happened in December when I read an article by Andrew Sullivan, "Goodbye to all that" in the Atlantic Monthly. His article has had a huge influence world-wide. I bet Sullivan might win a Pulitzer prize for this article. It is long - but give it a read. I think it is the most articulate case for why Obama matters right now!
He really does draw big crowds. Maybe because of the novelty of seeing a person of color have a serious shot at the presidency. It really is history-making, that's for sure and it's about time. He's a very good speaker; in fact, his speeches are already "presidential."
Interesting that someone right-of-center would approve of a Democrat. Thank you very much for the link to the article, Librarian.
I want a president who understands that his responsibility is to articulate a vision and encourage others to achieve it; who holds himself, and those around him, to the highest ethical standards; who appeals to the hopes of those who still believe in the American Dream, and those around the world who still believe in the American ideal; and who can lift our spirits, and make us believe again that our country needs every one of us to get involved.
I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them. But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president — not just for me, but for a new generation of Americans.
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This is semi off topic but on a TV show a few days back, they were talking to Barack's step-mom who lives in a small town in England. He stayed in England for some time and they were talking to her and some people in the local pub (bar) who are all rooting for him, they were playing some US political rally he had been talking at, on the TV there. It was kind of strange but funny lol they said they'd offer him a pint there if he wins lol free drinks for everyone #lol# I think it was Burnley in Lancashire or somewhere(?)
There was a great piece at the NY Times the other day about how Obama´s speech resembles JFK´s speech and talked about how the Keneddys were backing him up. It was after Ted Kennedy´s speech at a university. If I find the link, I´ll post it.
Heaven doesn´t want me...and Hell´s afraid I´ll take over