I keep hearing, even from the most unexpected quarters, that Obama is the one to vote for in the presidential election.
Could someone please get me some of the Kool-aid? I seem to have been in the other room when it was handed out.
I have to say that I’m very disappointed that Joe Biden has dropped out of the running. Perhaps America–or at least the Democrat side of America–is tired of old white men running the show. I can certainly understand that reasoning.
But I’m not buying Obama’s schtick. As they say up here, you can’t bullshit a bullshitter. There is something too polished, too refined about this man to be believable. Checking his record–what little there is–makes me wonder just how he’s going to accomplish all of these wonderful ideas he’s espousing. His website has a video in which he talks all about “hope” and “change.”
Great. More hope. Just what we need.
But not all we need.
If you wanted someone who truly represents anti-war and pro-change, you should’ve voted for Kucinich. At least we all know he’s honest about his views. No one could be that much to the left and be lying about it. Poor Dennis, however, was missing something, that elegance, that delivery and timing, that Barack has coming out his ears. Ah, hope & charm. Now why does that sound familiar?
I know it’s not particularly pleasing to hear, especially if you’re a Democrat these days, but hope doesn’t put bread on the table. Hope doesn’t eliminate threats to our national security. And while I need only move 6 miles north to be in Canada if Fuckabee is elected (Lord, NO!), with incidents like this occuring I would rather have even Hillary Clinton as the one with a finger on the button than someone who declared he is ready to parlay with the enemy as if life were a mediocre Johnny Depp movie.
Barack Obama may well be an excellent President of the United States . . . someday. But take a minute and think of this: if you wouldn’t trust your own kid with your new car before they’re an experienced driver who’s learned the nuances of the road, then why would you trust a stranger with your country before he’d learned the nuances of Washington? Because the political reality is this: no matter who the next president is, once elected, he or she becomes an insider, and will use the existing machinery as best possible to further their agenda. And I, for one, want someone who’s already seen how badly that machinery can fuck up before they do it on the fly.
The good senator has only been one for a little while now, and while he’s attached his name to a few bills, I can’t find much of significance. More importantly, I don’t see much initiative on his part in getting things done–and by God, as screwed up as this country is right now we need someone with some ideas of how to accomplish something. (Again, I’m extremely missing Joe Biden right about now).
If you want a president who just makes you feel good, vote for me and I’ll buy you a six-pack (If I win, only if I win!). If you want someone who’ll make a difference–well, just make sure they actually will and have a plan on how to do it. That’s not too much to ask, is it?