Like him or leave him, I can easily understand why people want to, and don't want to, vote for Barack Obama. Wherever you stand, I would hope that you wouldn't deny that what Barack (and admittedly, likely a stable or writers) put together and vocally delivered at Independence Hall today puts him both in the middle of America and all its foibles, as well as above the fray in his natural eloquence. This blurb from today is my take-away:
"We have a choice in this country . . .," Obama said. "We can tackle race only as spectacle – as we did in the OJ trial – or in the wake of tragedy . . . We can play Reverend Wright’s sermons on every channel, every day and talk about them from now until the election, and make the only question in this campaign whether or not the American people think that I somehow believe or sympathize with his most offensive words. We can pounce on some gaffe by a Hillary supporter as evidence that she’s playing the race card . . .Or, at this moment, in this election, we can come together and say, “Not this time."
Who knows what will happen down the road, but this guy works pretty well for me. Well enough in fact, that I believe the intellect, empathy, and just the overall individual reflected in this speech has what I'm looking for inmy next president. That said, I also understand why there are those that don't share those ideas.