It is high time, the media start focusing on a candidate's leadership qualities, sincerety, integrity and his or her stand on the issues, as criteria for electing our next president. In my opinion, there is nobody like Obama who has all the aforementioned qualities and he is the "real deal."
About the "lack of experience" complaint by critics, I wish to remind everyone that, one hundred and forty-six years ago, another son from Illinois, after only one term each in the State legislature and in the Congress (four years in total!), went on to become the greatest President this country has ever produced. Obama is "the Lincoln of our times" and this country and the world desperately need some one like him to lead us into a brighter future.
A true testament to his maturity, wisdom and grasp of issues is amazingly revealed in a TV interview he gave to a Chicago station in November '02, almost four months before the Iraq war started (and aired by C-Span, during the presidential anouncement coverage ), in which he expresses not only opposition to the war but also his concern about the potential problems associated with the aftermath and reconstruction--all of which has played out exactly to the last word in the last four years; it makes him sound and look like a prophet!
Obama is to politics what Tiger Woods is to golf--with the same enthusiasm,passion and ablility to fire up everyone's imagination to expect greatness!
Like many, I hope and pray that he will be swept into the White House on a huge populist wave, the like of which this country has not seen since Bobby Kennedy’s short and ill-fated run forty years ago.
Pennington Gap, VA
Jul 21 2007 - 10:30pm