• A beautiful day in the neighborhood

    During the course of this blog’s 5+ years of history, I have generally avoided political talk as it just leads to childlike exchanges of “no, you’re a doo-doo head!”

    In case you haven’t figured it out, I’m a bleeding heart liberal. However, I’ve managed to keep most of my conservative friends, because I don’t believe that shouting louder than those you disagree with and closing your ears to their ideas makes you a winner. (It’s a two-way street, of course, and those conservatives who are still friends believe the same thing.)

    I think I’ve found a candidate for President who feels the same way.

    I’m not entirely naive. I know that there is a difference between rhetoric and action. But at this point, I’m willing to take Senator Obama’s words at face value and have a little bit of hope for the future.

    I don’t usually watch campaign or acceptance speeches, but in Obama’s case, I dropped what I was doing and rushed to the TV to hear this:

    This weekend Caroline Kennedy said:

    I want a president who understands that his responsibility is to articulate a vision and encourage others to achieve it; who holds himself, and those around him, to the highest ethical standards; who appeals to the hopes of those who still believe in the American Dream, and those around the world who still believe in the American ideal; and who can lift our spirits, and make us believe again that our country needs every one of us to get involved.

    I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them. But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president

    Monday, January 28th, 2008 at 14:03
  • Monday, January 28th, 2008 at 19:24 | #1

    You and me both.

  • Ric The Schmuck
    Monday, January 28th, 2008 at 22:00 | #2

    I’m starting to lean that way. I don’t believe our primary is any time soon, so I have a while yet to stew on it.

  • Ooshka
    Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 at 16:15 | #3

    you’re a doo-doo head! but I agree with you. Does that make me a doo-doo head too?

  • domino
    Thursday, January 31st, 2008 at 20:58 | #4

    But he’s Canadian.

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