Wednesday, October 25, 2006
As many of have probably heard, Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) has indicated that he is thinking about a White House bid in 2008. This news comes as somewhat of a surprise due to the senator vehemently denying consideration just a few months ago. Obama now gives many Democrats like me hope for 2008. This nation needs a strong leader who can UNITE its people, not DIVIDE us like George W. Bush has done. Obama, in his book The Audacity of Hope, suggests that we need a new kind of politics, one that promotes unity to solve our nation's most critical problems. Not only must we fight corporate special interests, but we must also not tax ourselves to death. We should employ diplomacy with persuasion along with a strong military for our most serious threats. Our government must THINK before it acts. This is what Obama stands for, and that alone warrants my support for him.
I came across Obama's eloquent ideas during his 2004 senatorial campaign, in which I was a volunteer. In person, Obama is just as well-spoken, intelligent, and well-mannered as he appears on camera, perhaps even more. He embodies everything our nation's leader should be. I urge everyone who loves this country to support Obama. If you happen to have concerns regarding his experience, rest assured that nobody arrives to the presidency "prepared". We have seen this is true with the current president, who never quite looked prepared to handle our domestic concerns. For those of you who are skeptical about both parties, I don't blame you. However, it is your job as a citizen to change the current political landscape, and refusing to participate only makes your cause look hypocritical. Let us save this nation from governing ineptitude.
Barack Obama, you have my vote. Now please run!