Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Why I'm voting for Obama

I like Barack Obama. I think he's a well spoken, intelligent, decent man, whom I could sit down and have a sandwich with without being too terribly bored. He's not afraid to say what's on his mind, and he conveys it in a way that everyone can understand.

When asked by a student if he ever inhaled when he did drugs in high school, he indicated "The point was to inhale. That was the point". He also indicated it was a mistake and he had wasted part of his life on it. He's human.

That's part of the reason I'm voting for him. The other part is that he inspires me. I wasn't around when JFK was alive, so the closest I've come to be inspired by a president (or candidate) is with Jed Bartlet on West Wing. I believe in him, and for the first time ever I've given a political candidate money for their campaign.

1 comment:

Stacey said...

Do you do the myobama thing on his website? I do. I like him too, he seems oddly...real.