“ok - I'm sick and tired of the media proclaiming her as the next Dem candidate - this race is FAR from over! Obama is ahead in Iowa by a decent margin (voters who actually will vote!) - once he wins there, she will slide very quickly.
We need Obama - we need his sound judgement, honesty, decency, ability to get along with others.
This country just has to prove that it really wants the change they keep saying they want.”
“I'm with you John - I've never in my 61 years (ouch!) been so excited about a candidate as I am about Obama - there is nothing that I don't like about my candidate. The last several elections I had so many issues with my candidates - I hated the way Gore ran away from Bill Clinton when he ran for President - yes Clinton did a naughty thing but the Clinton years were the best this country had seen in way too long a period of time - Gore should have imbraced that record - he would have been elected if he had. Kerry was too wishy-washy and could not articulate his positions. Obama has it all - character, good judgement (man do we need that already!), intelligence, family values - and ENOUGH DAMN EXPERIENCE (enough already about that - read his biography!) He will have a totally open administration (imagine that - we actually will be able to see what our tax dollars pay for!)I am so excited to be volunteering for his campaign - the first time I have done that in my lifetime because I so believe that he will be the greatest President in my lifetime.”
“I am so tired of hearing the right say cut and run or stay until we win - win what? Our "goal" was to rid the country of 2 things - weapons of mass destruction and Saddam Hussein - I believe that means "mission accomplished"!!! Let's get the hell out of a civil war - let's get the hell out of a country where their soldiers don't want to fight for their country, they want to fight each other! This is where my hard earned money is going instead of to fix our bridges, schools, secure our ports and borders? Wow, have you people been brainwashed! This whole thing has been about control of oil - and it hasn't worked - so let's admit it and get out and elect someone with integrity like Barack Obama who will restore our respect in the world by making sure that if the U.S. ever goes to war again it will be because another country was threatening and actually had the ability to harm us first!”
“I totally agree! The REP. want her as the candidate, the corporate media has told us she is the candidate - why? Because she is the only one they have a chance (a good chance!) of beating! Obama is our only choice here - please people, go on BarackObama.com and take the time to read some of his actual positions on issues instead of what the media spits out for you. Please take the time to learn that in his short time as a US Senator he has already passed more important legislation or co-sponsored than most senators have in two terms in office - he has the respect, he knows how to get along with people and he understands that you have to make small compromises in order to move things forward. He is honest, takes no lobby or special interest money and he will restore our respect in the world.”
“This article articulates a lot of the reasons why I am so strongly supporting Obama for President. There is not a doubt in my mind that in all of his appointments he will find the best person for the job, not a croney who will do the opposite of what the job calls for - he'll appoint an energy conservationist for the energy department, appoint someone who cares about the environment for that post etc. He has promised a totally open administration where everything can be viewed on the internet - bills proposed and who is voting which way, any pork added and by whom etc. After this administration, an Obama administration is the only way to give the American people faith back in their government.”
“ok - I get it - I truly do - why gays want the right to be married.I think they should have that right. I also live in the land of reality and know how our government works when it comes to change - VERY SLOWLY and with baby steps. The first thing to do is get all of the rights that come with marriage - tax rights, inheritance rights, rights to make decisions for your partners in hospitals etc. Once the right wing sees that those rights don't take anything away from their rights, then you go to the next step. I understand your impatience - I just think that you need to understand how our government works and elect the candidate who can get the laws changed to give you all of the same legal rights afforded married couples and I personally think that is Obama because he is respected on both sides of the aisle (go to his website and look up what he has been able to pass in his short years as a Senator - pretty damn impressive!) and can work with almost everyone. I think your rights to be married are(thankfully) inevitable - Why shouldn't you have the right to be miserable like the rest of us - lol!”
“If you want change that is DOABLE (remember we have to get both parties to vote to pass bills!) then work to get Obama elected. He understands the compromises that need to be made to effect change - he did it in Illinois where he wanted stricter ethics reform and did what he needed to do to get a smart bill passed - the ability for the public to see what their legislators were doing made the initial bill even more effective. This is smart leadership and what this country needs. The fact that he is promising a totally open administration where every bill and action will be visable to the Amercian public via the internet tells me that my candidate has nothing to hide - won't that be an awesome change from what we have now?!!”
“The reason the media favor Hillary is that they are owned by corporations and the corporations know that if Barack is elected he will see that they pay their fair share of taxes. The last candidate they want to see get elected is Obama”
“I totally agree with falco - I finally realized this with the Bush Administration. The label "Republican" is a joke. These people are globalists and their goal is to bankrupt our government and they are doing a great job accomplishing their mission. They are pirates who are walking away with the treasury of our country and we are all complicit in allowing this to happen. We are a bunch of lemmings.”
linda254 on Aug 13, 2007 at 08:41:53
“You are right, but to replace Bush Cheney et al w Hillary or other NWO candidates is just wrong. Bill Clinton is NWO, Bohemian Clubber. John Edwards shakey, Obama definitely NWO. I am still waiting for Al Gore to step up.”
“Please take the time to read his whole speech, not just what was extrapolated by the press. He believes we need to address the reasons why people choose to become terrorists (lack of hope, poverty, no access to education) He thinks we need to help the impoverished in the world so people can make better choices. He is not a hawk. He does believe, however, that the people who attacked us should be found and punished - don't you?”
azyuwish on Aug 9, 2007 at 11:03:45
“The idea that terrorists become terrorists because of lack of education, poverty etc. is one that persists, yet the recent attempted terrorist acts in Britain at the hospital were masterminded and implemented by a group of physicians. They are hardly suffering from a lack of education and poverty.
In actual fact, most of the terrorists who planned and implemented 9/11 were also educated. This is what is so frightening. Doctors, engineers, professors and the like are becoming terrorists. It does not bode well for the world that people who are otherwise logical and educated can still buy into the religion business to such a degree. I would have to say I do agree with Christopher Hitchens', who latest book is "God is not great" How religion poisons everything. It apparently poisons even educated and otherwise reasonable minds.
If Obama believes that people are "choosing" to become terrorists because of lack of education and poverty, clearly he hasn't been reading the correct data. If he plans to lead the free world, he better get cracking.”
“Hillary was so smart that she voted for this insane war because it was polically expedient and she didn't want to appear weak. Look, I am going to vote for a democrat no matter who my party chooses but Obama was the only one who saw what was going to happen, who said he wasn't against war just against a dumb war. I want a President who is willing to take political risks in order to make correct decisions.”
“I am getting sick and tired of the attacks on Obama. Yes, we certainly need to repair the damage that the Bush administration has done to our standing in the world and yes, I agree with Obama's mission to speak to all of our enemies as opposed to playing the world's bully. However, the people who attacked us on September 11th have no place at our table and wasn't our mission after the attacks to find these people and bring them to justice? What happened to that? All of a sudden if that is brought up it is irresponsible? No! What was irresponsible was taking our troups out of the right war and putting them in the wrong war! Wake up people!!”
“you must be kidding changehorses08! This man is as far removed from Bush and the Republicans as a person could possibly be!! He is for us - truly! Takes no special interest money - please, learn something before you speak - that comment was just ignorant!”
changehorses08 on Aug 2, 2007 at 12:55:49
“Last week he said he would meet with any leader unconditionally? Now he wants to unilaterally attack a country without Congress's approval. Look back at Bush in 2000. "I want to work with the rest of the world and have a compassionate foreign policy." Then he got in and it became Bush against the world. Obama wants to be the new Bush.”
“Read the whole speech - it is thoughtful and brilliant just like the man himself. We say we want change but I think most Americans are afraid of change. They hate the status quo but do nothing to change it. Wake up America - this guy stands for us, he'll think before he acts, he'll have a completely transparant administration (read his policy on that - everything will be available to all of us online - policies, who votes for what, all the pork everything! Imagine that - the people will see what their tax dollars are being spent on - a new concept!)and he's so damn smart!”
“The reaction to this speech is exactly why our politicians all sound like wind up dolls. Everything they say will be distorted so they wind up saying nothing! All this BRILLIANT man (I won't say politician because they haven't neutered him yet - pray God they won't!)said is that we should go after the people who attacked us on Sept. 11th. Did any one of us want anything other than that in the days following that tragic day? How the hell did we allow this lunatic President to attack a country that had nothing to do with the attack on our country?”