Saturday, February 23, 2008
The Obama Movement
On Feb. 8 More than 20,000 people skipped school, work to attend the rally Barak Obama at Key Arena, the city's NBA basketball facility. Only 18,000 made it inside to hear the Illinois senator, the leftover crowd gathered around the building for some glimpse of the man who would bring change.
A dozen states had reported record turnout through Super Tuesday on Feb. 5, the largest numbers emerging from Democratic contests. The height of that trend centered on Obama, who drew unprecedented support for blowout victories in Western states like Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Utah. Four days later, decisive wins in Nebraska and Washington further cemented Obama's dominance out West.
In Nebraska, caucus workers reported massive overcrowding as almost 40,000 Democrats flooded voting locations in the state party's first ever presidential caucus. In Washington, the number of Democratic voters participating in the Feb. 9 caucus doubled the old record of 100,000 set in 2004.
It seems in this election it becomes more important on which candidate inspires you more rather than the real important issues that effect our nation and world as a whole. And on the inspirational meter, Obama blasts all other candidates on the Democratic and Republican sides. That reality, more than substantive policy positions, may help explain his success in states outside of the political beltway. Obama is a young, bright, gifted speaker and that is why Obama appeals to young voters and electoral newcomers. Its a combination that drives large waves of inexperienced voters to the polls or as I like to call them, "Stupid Voters, those who are voting because of there race or gender, or religion." The correlation between Obama victories and high turnout in formerly overlooked states is no coincidence.
Clinton has brought some measure of new voters into the process, too. Matters like style and gender play large roles in the decision making process for many Democrats, whose choice of candidates offer few polivy or philosophical differences. Both Clinton and Obama propose universal government run health care plans. Can you say Socialism?! Both candidates favor the pullout of U.S. forces from Iraq, in other words they both want American defeat. Both support amnesty for illegal immigrants. Which means they want the crime rate to go up and American jobs to be taken by the illegal immigrants. They both argue abortion (including partial-birth abortion) should be legal. Which means they want you to have the right to kill your unborn child. They both favor greenhouse-gas emissions. Which means they want to waste millions of dollars on the greatest hoax called global warming. They both believe that government should be in the business of guaranteeing equal opportunity. (and sometimes equal results) rather than simply protecting liberty.
Increasingly, that liberal/socialism platform resonates in some Western states once considered Republican strongholds. That Obama stands marginally to the left of Clinton helps his cause in such regions.
In Colorado, where polls suggested a close match heading into Super Tuesday, Obama emerged with a 2 to 1 blowout victory. Caucus sites throughout the state reported over flowing crowds and boundless energy. Jim Laurie, 65, commented on the participation levels. The precinct captain and Presbyterian minister admires Obama's willingness to speak of faith on the campaign trail, a strategy uncommon among Democrat's in past elections but one that has helped Obama gain help with some religious voters.
Obama's packaging of liberal politics in general platitudes and faith-based rhetoric endears him to independents and even some evangelicals weary of broken Republican promises. That broad appeal feeds perceptions of Obama as a unifier and his campaign as a national movement. It also helps explain how he has found such traction in Western stats not known for African American vote. Obama's message of hope and change transcends race. - Some Excerpts from WORLD
In my opinion Hilary Clinton should just give it up, throw in the towel. Yes you may say she has a chance in Ohio and in Texas. But let me tell you. I may go to school in Louisville but my parents do live in Ohio and I do visit them a lot and watch the local news and I believe Obama will win Ohio. He is on a role and not even Hillary's husband can save her or her crying on national television. I cant believe Obama is winning though because I have watched most of his speeches, and yes he is a great speaker but he dose not talk about the real matters that the people of America care about. He dose not talk about what he is going to do or how he is going to change things. Its a bunch of hoopla! His charm and character are charming to many people. He wants us to have hope in him even though we don't know how he is going to change things, or change Washington. Which I will tell you how to change Washington you get rid of 90 % of the whinny libs in the senate who do nothing but bicker rather than get things done. Its pathetic that there approval rating is lower than the presidents. Anyways I think when we get to the debates when McCain and Obama duke it out you will begin to see some of Obama's plans on changing America and you will see they are very Socialist and that is what will destroy America. Just look around at the Socialist country's. We are going that direction if Obama or Hillary becomes president. You dumb republicans out there who are pissed that Romney didnt get the nomination or someone not as conservative as you would like should suck it up and vote for McCain and stop you pointless bickering. Yes I myself am not a big fan of McCain but I love my country and I do not want to see it go the other way and I feel McCain is more than qualified to protect it.
Enough said. I didn't realize how long I have been typing. Peace!