Wednesday, June 4, 2008

WooHooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I am SO EXCITED that Barack Obama has clinched the Democratic Presidential nomination. This country is so ripe for change, REAL change, from someone who isn't part of the Washington DC machine. I think Hillary has some strong points, but I just couldn't get behind her; she seemed too willing to say and do whatever it took to get the nomination.

Obama, on the other hand, has repeatedly proven himself to be a man of strength, grace and integrity. He has taken the high-road at every turn, continuing to praise Hillary even when things got ugly. He is one cool-cucumber, and I think he's more than proven that he can handle stress and adversity with a level-head and compassion.

OBAMA 2008!!!!

10 comments:

Dee said...

Now if the candidates would just spend the rest of the campaign actually telling us just what changes they plan on making, goals, what they can "do for their country" instead of ONLY bashing each other, THEN I will listen and perhaps even vote.

the tumtum tree said...

I totally agree with you on the eager-to-please Hilary thing. It makes one skeptical of everything they say.

the tumtum tree said...

What do you think of her vice-presidential consideration? I'm kind of undecided whether or not that would be a good idea.

Dee said...

An editorial in our newspaper this morning listed 7 things that went wrong for Hillary. # 6 was :"--the thought of the scandal-tainted ex-president back in the White House."
#2 "-----A Gallop Poll in March found half of Americans doubted her honesty and trustworthiness."
---duck Hillary, there's sniper fire!

jpogue said...

I'm just glad it's over. I was so excited about him when he first started his campaign. Now, I'm just not sure about he or McCain. I feel at a total loss with this election. Sigh. For the very first time since I was 18, I'm not sure I'll even vote for President, and I hate that thought...

Linda, aka "Lala" said...

I am so excited! Jodi, what went wrong for you? I thought you were a Barrak supporter?

jpogue said...

The "church" stuff really did me in. I hate the thought that his church obviously STILL looks at life in the US as biased and hateful against blacks and promotes those thoughts (which then makes THEM biased and hateful against whites). They've obviously espoused that information to their members for many years and Obama obviously sat in the pews and listened to it. I sure wouldn't listen to that crap year after year unless I agreed with it. I don't want somebody as President who thinks "whitey" is out to get all the black people. I'm not prejudiced and sure as hell don't want our President to be. While I consider myself basically a Democrat, I'm certainly not above voting for a Republican if I think they are the better candidate. However, I have a real problem with McCain wanting to do away with Veteran benefits for Reservists. Sigh. I'm not happy about any of this at all...

kate said...

Jodi,
I sort of see what you mean but I honestly do not believe that that preacher came out with that stuff UNTIL he had the nation listening to him because of his connection to Obama. I also don't believe that Obama would have sat and listened to it; he is all about POSITIVE CHANGE, moving forward and healing relationships between black and whites, Republicans and Democrats.

Also, the thing that his preacher said that pissed people off was that this nation was founded on racism. And I dare anyone to deny that.

I beg you (!) to support him; this nation CAN NOT afford anothe 4 more years of the Bush administration, and that's exactly what you will get if McCain wins. We will be more threatened by terrorists (NOT less), the economy will get worse, and I honestly believe we will enter a full-on depression if he wins and continues to carry out Bush's policies. Not to mention that he believes we need to stay in Iraq and Afghanistan for "at least 10 more years, if not 150". How many more young people must die before WE (the voters) put a stop to it??? Listen to you son. Go back and read Jakes' Memorial Day Rant. Please.

jpogue said...

I agree with 90% of what you said. But I don't believe that the preacher came out with a racist attitude only 3 months ago. I think that is very nieve. It's obviously something he was raised with and in the older generations, you usually die feeling the way you were raised. Meaning I don't for a minute believe he just started talking to his congregation about such things. I wonder too, why, when there was so much outcry from Dems and Repubs alike when the black preacher espoused all that crap, did Obama stay with the church. Then when "whitey" made fun of Clinton, did he finally renounce his affiliation with them and quit the church? Obama himself calls his white grandmother "a typical white person" who's basically leery and afraid of blacks she doesn't know.

I just don't know about all this. I certainly agree with Obama that it's time for a change. I just want to make sure that it's a change in the RIGHT direction. I'm hoping over the next several months that something wonderful will happen that makes me say "THAT'S the person I want to represent our country.

kate said...

Well sis, remember, we don't know what if feels like to be a black person in this country. It is obviously a very different experience than it is to be white.

They have grown up being called names, being beaten and harrassed and denied the same basic rights and opportunities that you and I take for granted. We'd like to believe that that is all behind us now, but it's not. Sure, the blacks of our generation are CLOSER to being equals, but they were raised by people who have seen every kind of repression and abuse.

Pretending that there are no more race issues is not realistic, and asking them not to talk about it is continueing the repression. It's not "crap"; it's their experience, their reality. We can't bury it under the carpet any more.