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I wasn't really sure, nor was I sure who I wanted to vote for...
This really was an impressive, historic speech. He actually explained the anger and frustration between blacks and whites from each perspective instead of just one as has been done before.
This speech makes me want to get out there and help perfect this "Union that may never be perfect".



"...at this moment, in this election, we can come together and say, "Not this time." This time we want to talk about the crumbling schools that are stealing the future of black children and white children and Asian children and Hispanic children and Native American children. This time we want to reject the cynicism that tells us that these kids can't learn; that those kids who don't look like us are somebody else's problem. The children of America are not those kids, they are our kids, and we will not let them fall behind in a 21st century economy. Not this time.

This time we want to talk about how the lines in the Emergency Room are filled with whites and blacks and Hispanics who do not have health care; who don't have the power on their own to overcome the special interests in Washington, but who can take them on if we do it together.

This time we want to talk about the shuttered mills that once provided a decent life for men and women of every race, and the homes for sale that once belonged to Americans from every religion, every region, every walk of life. This time we want to talk about the fact that the real problem is not that someone who doesn't look like you might take your job; it's that the corporation you work for will ship it overseas for nothing more than a profit.

This time we want to talk about the men and women of every color and creed who serve together, and fight together, and bleed together under the same proud flag. We want to talk about how to bring them home from a war that never should've been authorized and never should've been waged, and we want to talk about how we'll show our patriotism by caring for them, and their families, and giving them the benefits they have earned.

I would not be running for President if I didn't believe with all my heart that this is what the vast majority of Americans want for this country. This union may never be perfect, but generation after generation has shown that it can always be perfected. And today, whenever I find myself feeling doubtful or cynical about this possibility, what gives me the most hope is the next generation - the young people whose attitudes and beliefs and openness to change have already made history in this election." - Barack Obama 3/18/08

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bellaland
Mar. 20th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
i am not sure about the election...i have a friend who is a dedicated paulite...so I know more about the election than I would normally. but still rather up in the air about the whole thing.

heard you put a deposit down...I am SOOO happy!!!

will you be one of my bridesmaids???????

i would really like that. *S*
(Anonymous)
Mar. 20th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
I read up about Ron Paul. Yeah, he looks good, but I am sorry, I cannot get behind a candidate, no matter how much I may agree with everything else he espouses, when he thinks that women have NO right to choose what they do with their bodies.

He wants to demonize abortion.

I do not agree with abortion, however, I think every women, when up against a wall, should at least have the ability to say what she can do with her own body. It is a moral, ethical, and medical choice that must be made by each women, at a certain time, and it should not be an illegal choice. No, it is not the right one, at all times, but no man, no matter who, can tell me what I can or cannot do with my body medically, damnit.

Sorry, that turned a bit vitriolic there. But it is something I very firmly believe in. :)
jennielf
Mar. 20th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
doh. sorry, that was me, LJ has been weird lately about signing in.... :)
dannythecoder
Mar. 20th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
This was a most impressive speech
I have seen several articles about what people think of this speech and I agree with the importance of it. I have not had the time to watch the whole thing, but he definitely made some good points... Whether he wins or not, I am glad that someone like him is involved in politics.
jennielf
Mar. 20th, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
Re: This was a most impressive speech
Yup. I agree.
I think the political analysts are too jaded. Obama speaks from his heart and his head. He is intelligent and treats the American People as such. This is something that has been sorely lacking in politics as late.
I welcome the changes that he has brought by just being in the race, even if he does not win.
If nothing else I think he is a wake up call to our over saturated and complacent political system, he shows that we want an intelligent message, a thoughtful candidate, not one that just runs on his previous accomplishments, one that is hungry for the success of America and acknowledges that we are still a work in process, not a finished product.
yeah...
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