Oddly or prophetically a few weeks ago, I made my own YouTube.com feed addressed to ‘Joe the Plumber’ stating that if we had a time machine available to all of us it would be to go back in time and live all over again the Clinton years. While I realize that is not feasibly possible, in my feed directed at Joe, I stated I wanted for all of us to live as if we were living through the Clinton years all over again.
Little did I realize we would be reminded all over again how it was during the Clinton years as former President Bill Clinton joined forces with Senator Barack Obama down in Kissimmee, Florida for a late night rally after Obama’s half-hour address to the nation. Which was simply breath taking.
Call me a mush when it comes to certain political presentations, but I did weep throughout it all. Not tears of sadness, but tears of what can still be in this great country of ours. Quite frankly, I am sick and tired of these past eight years which have mainly been negative and detrimental to us all. I do not have to lay out the specifics since Barack Obama can do so with more force and eloquence. But, these past eight years have felt as if a force of darkness surrounded us and I along with many want hope for our shared future.
In listening to McCain and Palin during this short campaign which started after both the Democratic and Republican conventions, their tone has been one of negativity which is toxic to we the people.
Their messages of hate, divisiveness, fear and attacking Barack Obama without offering we the people any hope is as if a nuclear bomb was set off. Due to all of those tactics, I feel as if we have all been living through a nuclear fallout. A little inspiration coming from their campaign would help, but none has come and quite frankly it is too late for them to change tactics when they have changed tactics too many times that it is hard to keep score.
One day the McCain/Palin ticket have one message and then on a subsequent day they have another and you have to wonder where do they want to take us. The only symbolism I can think of is a roller-coaster ride. Haven’t we had enough of that?
As the McCain/Palin ticket try and scare America of a government led by Democrats, let us truly think of what the first six years of a Republican government was all about. They just do not get it that many of us are thirsting for a change and all they have given us is a cup filled with sawdust.
Barack Obama has been a good provider for his family as one saw the clips within his address to the nation. He is raising two amazing little girls along with a woman he loves do deeply whose name is Michelle. His life has not been an easy one while growing up, but instead of asking for pity, he went on to help others as a community organizer, a state senator in Illinois and a U.S. Senator. I can think of no one finer to be our next president than Senator Barack Obama.
Senator Obama has given us a closing summation and now it is time to help not only him, but ourselves and make sure that we get out the vote for Barack Obama and make him our next president. Let us bank on hope instead of fear. We must keep the Obama/Biden campaign motto in our minds and hearts and that is, “Yes, we can!”
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