I am really not excited about Obama and the only reason I can give is, I don’t like hype and hysteria. I have no problem with an African-American President. I think that would be great, if only for the fact that it would encourage Black people in America. (I fear a loss by Obama for the nomination or in the general election will be viewed as “Racism is Alive and Well in America”–maybe so, maybe not. that might be the cause or there may be other factors).
I have read that his voting record is more liberal than John Edwards, but I haven’t checked it out.
I remember learning about JFK and LBJ in a college class. LBJ was a hardcore politician and was able to push through much of JFK’s ideas/legislation. If Kennedy had lived, would he have been praised as much? Would he have accomplished as much?
I share this to ask, Are the skills/abilities that make a person electable/popular the same skill set required to successfully run a government?? Or in other words, how far has politics come from high school popularity contest?
Anyway, just some thoughts. Nothing personal against Obama.
Here are some links:
Don discussing Michelle Obama’s confusing comments
Is Barack Obama the Messiah (whether this is pro or against, it bothers me)
The end of Obamamania (politics as usual, as frontrunner, he will be attacked more)
The plagiarism scandal (definitely blown out of proportion, but hey, this is politics)