Why Barack? People smarter than me say why

Why Barack? People smarter than me say why

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I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, so it's good to have my choice reaffirmed:

Nathan Gardels:

The main issue in American foreign policy now is repairing America's image in the world. There would be no greater asset in that task than a leader like Obama, who by his very multicultural hybrid biography, renews the fundamental promise of America to the world as a society where every individual is considered worthy enough to get a chance in life.

Michael Medavoy:

We need a leader who will follow his conscience at the helm of a nation of citizens who are not afraid to vote theirs. There are those in this world who will hate us no matter what we do, but following the compass of our consciences, we will have behind us the moral and legal justifications for our actions — actions that for the first time in too long we can support together as a nation. America can once again lead the way to hope and human dignity for all.

Madeleine Albright

I've learned from her to keep talking with people even if they think they're your enemy. Barack was smart and brave to commit to this in a recent debate.

(My personal opinion is that Hillary would be a good president, but her criticism in this matter was, at best, disingenuous.)

CLARIFICATION: Secretary Albright made this point at a couple of meetings, plus in her most recent book, The Mighty and the Almighty, which I recommend.

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Christina.spann@gmail.com

Craig,
I met you last night while I was working the Obama fundraiser (as a greeter – the beautiful young lady with the big curly brown hair) at the Grand Hyatt in NYC 1/9/08. It was truly fantastic to meet you.
I am voting for Obama because my personal motto is that "We must become the change we want to see." Mahatma Ghandi
I believe that Obama is that change. A change we can truly believe in because not only does he speak to the issues and tell you how he seeks to make changes to address those issues he gives us the american public the tools to implement those changes on a grassroots level & tells us how he plans to include the public on issues that affect everyone. Those tools are essential to eliminate the politics that are turning our country into an elitest paradise that keeps their children out of harms way in gated communities and sends our youngest and poorest to fight wars they dont completely understand why we are in involved in. That is why I believe that he will truly make a difference he already has and is using a formula that he knows works. He is a straight shooter when he speaks- he tells you what he knows and speaks truth.
If you haven't already, check out his website and the tools he has for grassroots organizers and the detailed process to create change everyday so that we can all live in the country of our dreams.
Christina

Ray EDwards

Obama represents a new wave in political campaign and the use of blogs and the importance of young voters in the process. It's interesting how the 'race' issue hasn't taken a more center stage showing how Americans are viewing his candidacy.
It's really intriguing to follow his campaign, reminds me of the JFK era. Hope he meets with a better end.
Ray

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