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Go Obama! 7

Back in early November I decided to support Barack Obama for the 2008 United States Presidential election. Since I’m not allowed to vote in the United States, I might as well reach out to my 4 avid blog readers instead, and maybe 3 out of those 4 people will reach out to 4 of their friends, and they will reach out to their friends, and from the Urban Country, we will expand to millions.

If you haven’t seen the Obama “Yes we can” video yet, I urge you to watch it. The fresh new energy and hope that Obama brings is inspirational to me, and I can see a glimmer of hope for a new America. 2008 will be the end of a sad Administration that has resorted to sending “rebate” checks to 130 million American taxpayers in the hopes of stimulating a faltering economy after the sub-prime mortgage scandal (Yes, scandal might be a little harshly worded, but that’s essentially what it is). In the coming months I’ll be putting together a list of all of the events that have happened under the Bush Administration’s watch that has made the world a crappier place for everyone.

I’m also planning to throw a huge party in November when Obama is elected in. Watch the “Yes we can” video:

  • http://www.georgepechtol.com/ george

    thanks for counting me as the one of the four friends you planned to influence, and not one of the three you would convince. you have to read this article, buddy. don’t get me wrong, nothing would please me more than a clinton/obama ticket in 2008, but it would be clinton/obama, not the other way around.

    http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1710721,00.html

    - g

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17948774650181520591 Crankyputz

    I knew there would be something good out of supporting Bama…

    Party, party, Party.

    Sadly we cannot vote..

    Ps. I am assuming i am one of the four….George doesn’t count…he’s on the wrong side…can’t be influenced by a snappy video and a party..HMPH…

  • http://www.georgepechtol.com/ george

    all’s i’m sayin’ is that some people post essays, and some people post fun n’ inspiring videos… ’nuff said.
    :D
    - g

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04454437680686627778 Jim

    George, you are falling for Hillary’s compaign. Don’t you see it? This is what she *wants* you to think.

    The truth is, there are a lot of advisors who do most of the real thinking in the White House. So having someone inspiring as your leader is a very good thing. The experience will come quickly and he’ll have a lot of good advisors to advise him.

    JFK was only 43 when he became president. Actually, Obama was born about 8 months after Kennedy became President.

  • http://www.georgepechtol.com/ george

    jim, so was I. That doesn’t mean that I would be a better candidate than billary.
    - g

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04454437680686627778 Jim

    What I’m trying to say is that just because Hillary has been on the earth longer than Obama, it doesn’t make her a better candidate. Obama has been a member of the Senate since 1997, and a Senator since 2005, while Clinton has been a Senator since 2001. They were both lawyers before starting their public lives.

    Clinton failed to reform Health Care in the 1990′s, she voted in favour the Iraq war, she voted in the US Patriot Act, and the list goes on of things that Hillary has proven unsuccessful at.

    I have no doubt that she’s a strong lady, but in the past she has effectively “gone with the flow” on many issues, while Obama has proven that he can take a stand and go against the norm.

    If the US is going to change its ways, its going to need someone like Obama to lead it.

  • http://www.georgepechtol.com/ george

    hrmph. convincing.
    all i can say in hillary’s defense is that like so many of us who have “been on the earth longer”, she has had a chance to learn from her mistakes, which still puts her ahead of the lessons that obama would have to learn.
    what concerns me about obama is that he seems to be leading because of the momentum of his campaign, his efficacy as a public speaker (wikipedia “sophistry” and you’ll see why i’m concerned), and the “spirit” of change that he embodies. all of it leaves me a little cold, and asking myself the proverbial question, “where’s the beef?”
    but as always, you make excellent points. damn you, schwartz!!!
    - g