Friday, May 23, 2008

Shall We Begin Again?

The political season is more than upon us now, so perhaps it is time to begin again. After much internal debate (and after Edwards, my first pick, dropped out), I chose to support Barack Obama. This is in large part because I believe he is the only candidate with a true vision for changing the way we have been doing things in America for the past, oh, 30 years or so. Thirty years in which the rich have gotten incredibly richer, the middle class has suffered (real wages haven't risen in those 30 years), our foreign policy is abominable, and our discourse has degenerated into shouting matches of little substance. Plus, I got really, really pissed at the old school, despicable tactics of the Clintons. I would like to throw the both of them down a well. So Barack it is.

I went to see Barack a few weeks ago at a rally in the local college basketball arena. He was clearly tired, but still gave a great speech. Biggest applause line: when he said one thing was sure -- the name George W. Bush would not be on the ballot in November. Funniest moment: a woman yelled "you're hot" and Barack laughed -- he tried to go on, but had to stop and laugh again.

Anyway, I'm back and will have much more to say in the coming weeks and months.


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