The Phenomenon of Obama…

t1campaignersgi.jpegMy hat has always been in the ringer for Obama….I love his charisma….his enthusiasm and yes, even the fact he isn’t as “well-seasoned” as some of these other candidates.  I am also a strong believer if you do not go out and vote then you have no right to complain about who is in office….I have also voted for Repbulican and Democratic candidates.  I am not a stickler as far as parties but do tend to lean Democratic….especially in regards to this current administration which in my eyes has really fouled things up overseas and on the homefront.

I have always been adamant about voting.  Especially as a woman where in many other countries they are not allowed to vote and even within this nation were we women were not even given the right to vote until the earlier half of the 20th Century.  I feel it is my obligation to visit the polls.  So should you try and let it be yours….

My own political views regarding Presidential primaries are usual negative….but I really like this first term senator from Illinois.

Maybe he is the one to finally heal divisions in this country.  He has this appeal factor which  has attracted citizens from other parties….such as the independents–(could be a deciding factor in the primaries)…and even to some Republicans.  I think this man may be on to something great–wonderful for this nation of ours which is hurting internally.  Obama sums up the political dogma quite nicely:

 Obama’s theme of “hope” has drawn crowds — but also criticism from rivals who suggest he will be too soft to deliver the change he promises.

But Obama, still in his first term as a senator in Illinois, defended his message Monday, telling a crowd in Rochester, New Hampshire that hope “is not blind optimism.”

“Hope’s the opposite of that,” he said. “Hope’s not ignoring the challenges and obstacles that stand in your way, it’s about confronting them.

(This is what hit home for me as a voter and an American)The real gamble would be to have the same old folks doing the same old things over and over and over again and somehow expecting a different result,” he added.

Remarks of U.S. Senator Barack ObamaDr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial groundbreaking ceremonyNovember 13, 2006 

….As Dr. King asked to be remembered, I will tell them that this man gave his life serving others. I will tell them that this man tried to love somebody. I will tell them that because he did these things, they live today with the freedom God intended, their citizenship unquestioned, their dreams unbounded. And I will tell them that they too can love. That they too can serve. And that each generation is beckoned anew, to fight for what is right, and strive for what is just, and to find within itself the spirit, the sense of purpose, that can remake a nation and transform a world. Thank you very much.