Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Dang, my kittens are smart!
Don't you agree?
So, at last Barack Obama has sort of, kind of, tossed his hat in the ring. I really like him. I like what he says in his books. I like that he can articulate the thought processes of his decisions. He doesn't just say what his advisors told him would be the most popular thing to say.
It's going to be an interesting year. Closet racists may project their feelings on to other candidates, but I think Obama's race is only important to the media (and history). He has that unknown something, a touch of charisma that supercedes any racial differences. Black, white, Hispanic, whatever, they all love him. And it is, I think, because we Americans love the underdog. The done-good kid. The guy who used his smarts and talent to achieve, not Daddy's money or connections.
I only hope he can hold on to what makes him appealing and not allow himself to get processed and packaged too much along this journey to the White House.
And as for his lack of experience, well, in today's political climate, that is part of what makes him appealing, the average American is sick of slick, polished, been on the Hill forever candidates. We want fresh, we want new, we want positive energy.
Besides, some governors, with no national or foreign experience, did just fine as President.