Tuesday, December 05, 2006

And the Next President of the United States

Will be Barak Obama. Thats a good thing.


FreeMarket said...

Can you explain to me why Barak Obama is the rising star of the Democratic party? I know he is a liberal Democrat, but how is he fundamentally different than Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton or John Kerry?

Steve Fine said...

Unlike any of the other three, he is increadibly charismatic. Unlike Hillary Clinton, he opposed invading Iraq. Unlike Kerry he unaimbigously oppossed Iraq from the get go. He lacks the train load of baggage that one associates with Ted Kennady. He lacks the problems with communication that Kerry has. He didn't lose to W. Bush like Kerry.

He is one of the brightest, most articulate people in politics./ He "gets it" in a way that few in American politics do. He is able to articulate a vision of hope based on the shared values of Americans. He is able to excite and imspire without using fear or anger

I like Hillary Clinton, but I have some doubts about her. Too often she takes the wrong position.

I don't think either of the Senators from Massachusetts would make good presidents. (It has nothing to do with the State).

Since I am dyslexic, hate not having spellcheck in the comment windows.

-Steve Fine

lfines said...

For a Black man to have any hope of being elected President, he would have to be a conservative Republican.

FreeMarket said...

I hate to talk about race because it should not matter, but the reality is that many folks still take race into consideration. This has negative and positive repercussions for minority candidates. I might be crazy, but I think Obama’s race is an asset to his political future. I think the country as a whole is ready to accept (and perhaps even wants) a “black” president.