My 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.