July 16, 2007

Democratic presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., his wife Michelle, and daughter Sasha sing happy birthday to his daughter Malia, right, during an Independence Day house party, Wednesday, July 4, 2007, in Pella, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Email Photo Print Photo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_positions_of_Barack_Obama
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I'm leaning more and more toward Barack Obama as my choice for President( Political Positions).

Why? New ideas. I've been a Hillary person, thinking that a woman would be better for the country. But, let's face it, the Clintons are politicians through and through. I remember reading an article about a Hillary and Bill sat down with Chelsea; it basically said, "Be prepared, everything family related will be about politics". This is not an exact quote, but close, meaning that everything would be considered in that vein.

With Barack, I don't think this is the case. At least at this point, he doesn't appear to be handled by handlers, but conveys an honest expression of who he is.

Barack is not afraid to hit back at those who want to "Swift Boat" him. But, mostly, what I like, is that Obama is not going to be a Jessie Jackson or Al Sharpton. Jessie Jackson will show up where there's a camera and play to the crowd. Many a politician has done the same; they talk to a friendly audience, tell them what they want to hear, and often "open mouth and insert foot." Think about President Bush on board the USS Abraham Lincoln announcing major combat operations were over in Iraq with the sign "Mission Accomplished" in the background.

Obama does not tilt his words in such a way that they end just at the point when the crowd can go crazy with applause. He has none of those metaphor-laden speeches like the "Jessie" man.

Barack Obama is a guy who talks about issues and has avoided the minefields of being stereotyped while not denying who he is.

I think "white" America will vote for him and will be excited about what they get. The American people want somebody of substance-at least those of us who think do-not the same old stuff.

We had an African American Prez on the TV show, 24. I could hardly believe they killed him off. No sweat, because, the actor became a star on the Tv Show, The Unit, and does commercials for AllState Insurance. AllState was smart because the former Prez on 24 made you feel that you were in "good hands." Thats the way I think we're going to feel with BaracK, we're in good hands. KT

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