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My Dad Will Kill Me, But Obama is Hope

November 2, 2008

My dad will kill me for saying this, but Obama right now is the closest thing we have in this country to hope.  I wanted Hillary.  I wanted to see a President that looked like me.  Obama doesn’t.  He thinks like me though and I think that’s more important.

This whole election, probably like all other elections before it is about crap.  On PBS tonight John McLaughlin wanted to talk about reporters having to ride in John Biden’s plane instead of the Obama plane.  A lot of blogs are talking about Obama’s aunt living here illegally.  I don’t know why my dad hasn’t touched that one yet.  You know what? It doesn’t matter.  None of this crap changes anything about our country anymore than me talking about John McCain’s brother calling 911 to complain about the traffic or Cindy McCain’s half sister being disowned by Cindy matters.

Throughout this election, Barack Obama has given a message of hope.  It may be false hope, but its positive and tangible and it seems like the future might actually change for the better under him.  John McCain has given a message of fear and cleaning up some overspending in Washington.  The overspending in Washington is nothing compared to what we are letting huge corporations do to this country on a daily basis.  They say Obama is a wealth redistributer, but aren’t all politicians?  The rich had their share of the wealth increase under Bush, the middle class had their share shrink.  How is that not wealth redistribution?

Joe the Plumber’s main quality seems to be that he’s too stupid to understand policy so the McCain campaign keeps rolling him out with the message that stupid people like McCain and you should too. Is that really the message we should be sending.  George Bush may not be the worst President we ever had, but he’s got to be the dumbest.  Isn’t it time we elected somebody intelligent?

I like to believe that John McCain was once an honorable man.  I remember how much my dad used to hate him.  I’ve read a lot about his 2000 campaign and if I’m right, the John McCain of 2000 would have punched the John McCain of 2008 in the jaw.  He’s sold out every principle that made him a maverick in the first place.

So I am pulling hard for Obama.  I can’t vote myself and it won’t really matter because he’s going to kick butt on Tuesday.  It is funny because this election is going to effect me as much as anybody, but I have absolutely no say in it.  I guess this is my way of having a say.  Tuesday is coming.  For those of us that this will effect, but that have no voice of our own get out there and support Barack Obama.  Hope is a good thing.  Fear is not.

There are a few things I know:

1. I am dead when my dad reads this

2. I love my dad, but he’s an idiot when it comes to politics

3. 125 pounds is not obese

4. Obama is going to win Tuesday

5. It feels good to actually be the one posting in my blog

Emily