Monday, February 19, 2007

Borat Osama in '08

We went to see Barack Obama speak on Sunday. He was a'ight. Pretty smooth talker, but I wouldn't say he made any controversial points. Here's what I got out of it:

Slavery is wrong. Women's suffrage is good. Bush is bad. The war is bad. Our healthcare system is bad. And he's too young to have been corrupted by the political system. That's about it.

Probably the thing that impressed me most was the diversity in the crowd. I love it when different races stand together behind a unified cause. Maybe that's as good a reason as any to vote for him. I'm still keeping an open mind about Hilary though. It seems as though she's had the healthcare reform idea a lot longer than Obama.


Shannon said...

It's way too early in any campaign to really hit the controversial subjects. His goal is to get as many people on his side as possible, not alienate potential voters. Doing otherwise is like opening a chess game using your queen- no, no, no, you save the big guns for the end game. I see the point of such rallies is to get the word out about the "feel" and "philosophy" of a candidate- what's their general idea of the role of government- which he did. Still, I think if he's to win the dem nomination, he'll need to do more than recap history and say "we can do it!"

I still like him far better than I do Hillary for whom I will probably not vote even if she's the democratic nominee.

Cladeedah said...

Wow, you'd rather vote Republican than vote for Hilary? Why?

I understand why he stayed away from controversy. I guess I would have just liked to have heard more specifics regarding solutions and less of the non-controversial topic headings.

Part of the reason I didn't want to go to this early on is because I figured dealing with the clusterfu*k of people wasn't going to yield me anything I couldn't find on his web site. So I was slightly disappointed to have guessed right in terms of content. But I don't regret going, just to have gotten the opportunity to see his supporters and hear a little bit of his personality.

Shannon said...

I never said I'd vote Republican.

Cladeedah said...

Oh my bad, I forgot some people still voted third party.

Bradley said...

too bad so many people still waste their vote on Dems and Repubs. Third party is where your vote can really count.