Saturday, February 16, 2008

Obama: Change From the Bottom Up

this story puts clinton's campaign to rest. even i'm not that optimistic.

here's a really upbeat story that i only hope is true.
it speculates that obama's campaign truly is a movement by the people and that the nation is ready for change. i am.
after 7 years under bush it has felt like wading in sticky tar. who in the world did he represent?
under obama's leadership it will feel like an exhale, a sunday stroll. no more of this war mongering. no more stodgy white guys making really bad decisions. no more secret vice presidents. a chance in the direction of peace. no more formaldahyde trailers for people whose lives were devastated by Katrina. no more referring to other countries as "the axis of evil." no more slurred speech, misspoken words. no more feeding the wealthy and taking from the poor.
we can only hope. obama's right. hope is a great thing because first you have to envision something more before you can actually do something about it.

wow. here's another great story.
Barack Obama is wearing a wristband in memory of a soldier killed in Iraq, given to him by a mother who said she wants the Democratic presidential candidate to keep others from dying.

Tracy Jopek of Merrill, Wis., gave Obama the bracelet at a rally Friday night in Green Bay, and Obama was still wearing it Saturday as he campaigned across the state before Tuesday's primary.

The bracelet has her son's name, Sgt. Ryan David Jopek, and the date the 20-year-old was killed in Iraq by a roadside bomb, Aug. 2, 2006. "All gave some — He gave all," it says.

"She gave me this wristband, which I'm very grateful for," Obama told the Green Bay audience, halting and lowering his voice from his normally upbeat presentation. "I meet mothers and family members all over the country who are still mourning their children but are also thinking about the young men and women who are still over there and wondering when it will end."

Obama has not made a point of showing it to reporters or others on the campaign trail. A campaign staffer described it as black metal band with silver lettering.
some of the news of the day;
Obama hits back, Clinton heads to WisconsinNational Post
Just be ready for John McCain and Barack Obama to swap sides over IraqTimes Online
The Road to Denver -- A Firewall for Hillary, A Firetrap for ObamaYahoo! News
SEIU Endorses ObamaYahoo! News
WRAPUP 2-Obama hits back, Clinton heads to WisconsinReuters
Obama Expected to Win Native State of HawaiiNPR
Lewis remains mum on ObamaAtlanta Journal Constitution
Obama Wears Iraqi Soldier's BraceletThe Associated Press
Obama Counters Clinton's Negative AdCBS News
Do-or-die Hillary turns bully as Obama starts to pull awayTimes Online
Barack Obama and the Long Tail of PoliticsBy Isaac Garcia

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