My reasons

27
Jan
2008

1. I want a president who inspires, and gives hope.

2. I want my country to live up to its best ideals.

3. I don’t believe it is good for our democracy to maintain dynasties.

4. I strongly believe we need to move beyond rank partisanship.

5. I want someone in power whose highest value is public service, not power itself.

6. I don’t want someone in power who will say or do anything to get elected.

7. I want someone in power who will attack the problems that our country faces, not someone who will attack “enemies”.

8. I don’t want to have to pretend to be French when out of the country.

For all of the above and more, I strongly support Barack Obama for president. No candidate is perfect, but having looked at his stands on the issues, I find myself in greater agreement with him than any other candidate currently running. And Barack has the ability to inspire and move people in a positive way that I have not witnessed in any other candidate. I want to believe that we can move out of the darkest period I have ever witnessed. I want to be able to believe in my country again.

Comments

  1. Mom says:

    Beautifully said! And as usual, absolutely correct. Sometimes it’s hard to believe I raised such logical children…

  2. alto artist says:

    You post exactly for me, EXACTLY. Thank you!

    –aa.

  3. Brother David says:

    Succinct. Well said… I totally agree.

    btw, in declaration #5, I think you meant: “… in power whose” (not “who”)…

  4. His speech at Ebenezer Baptist was inspiring. He’s awesome.

    http://www.towleroad.com/2008/01/barack-obama-ur.html

    And he isn’t white! I mean… we’d finally have a president that isn’t white. How cool is that! …I can say that, right? ;)