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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Obama for President

Barack Obama announced his candidacy for president yesterday and gave an inspirational speech in Illionois. He made a lot of references to A Lincoln. Some of his social ideas seem a bit far off - broadband for all, eradicate poverty - or unrelasitic, but he surely is going in the right direction. I suspect that he will find a lot of support in Europe, which can - but probably will not - help him.

The race between an Afro-American and a woman for president reminds me a bit of the election of Angela Merkel in Germany - who is a woman and from the former Communist part - who embodied both coming from a minority and being the first woman to run for the office.

I think it's wortwhile to speak our for Obama - Obama for President.

3 comments:

toronator said...

We don't need a president who is honest about making terrible mistakes. Cocaine use is serious business and, given how addictive it is, a seriously stupid decision to make. I don't want someone who has made that stupid decision to be making decisions for me. Here's a novel idea; let's elect a candidate who was smart enough to avoid cocaine. Let's elect an experienced candidate who stands up for the constitution and who favors small government by and for the people. Obama is so inexperienced he thought Canada had a president and not a prime minister. I'll be voting for Ron Paul. The revolution starts now.

toronator said...

We don't need a president who is honest about making terrible mistakes. Cocaine use is serious business and, given how addictive it is, a seriously stupid decision to make. I don't want someone who has made that stupid decision to be making decisions for me. Here's a novel idea; let's elect a candidate who was smart enough to avoid cocaine. Let's elect an experienced candidate who stands up for the constitution and who favors small government by and for the people. Obama is so inexperienced he thought Canada had a president and not a prime minister. I'll be voting for Ron Paul. The revolution starts now.

Shoaib said...

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