I Have Become an Obamabot

I laughed at them.  Silly cultists, drinking Kool-Aid, talking about The Savior, The Messiah, The One.  I laughed at the slogans they chanted.  Fired up.  Hope and Change.  Yes we can.

Bunch of nonsense.

I said I'd vote for him anyway.  He's a Democrat, and we need one in the White House.  

I said I'd vote for him anyway.  McCain is worse, a continuation of eight disastrous years, and an assault on every single one of my personal and political values.  

But this week, I stopped being just a Democrat who will vote for the party's nominee.

This week, I became an Obamabot.

I can't tell you the exact moment it happened.

I loved Michelle Obama's speech on Monday.  She was stunningly beautiful and composed, but also warm and passionate.  She spoke about her life, about her husband, about their beliefs and dreams that they want to share with the American people.  With me.

When she said the words "18 million cracks," I cried.  I couldn't help it.  I'd wanted so much for Hillary Clinton to be the nominee and take back the White House and shatter the glass ceiling once and for all.  

And there was Michelle Obama, who, with three simple words, not only acknowledged everything I felt, but said she felt the same way too.  She wanted it too.  She's a woman and a mother of two daughters, and she wants to smash that ceiling as much as I do.

And with those three words, she seemed to be promising that it will happen.  Her husband will help us continue to shatter glass ceilings everywhere across America.

And I wept with joy and, yes, with hope.

But I don't know if that wasn't the moment I became an Obamabot.

Because then there was Tuesday.  Oh, Tuesday.

When Hillary Clinton took the stage, was there any Democrat in America who would question why I and so many others supported her?  She was glorious  -- beautiful in a color few can wear, more passionate than she has ever been, gracious and sincere in her support of Obama, and clear in her message to all of us that we are Democrats, we are family, and we must work together to change this country.

And then she made me cry.

I'm a United States senator because in 1848 a group of courageous women and a few brave men gathered in Seneca Falls, New York, many traveling for days and nights -- (cheers, applause) -- to participate in the first convention on women's rights in our history.

And so dawned a struggle for the right to vote that would last 72 years, handed down by mother to daughter to granddaughter -- and a few sons and grandsons along the way.

These women and men looked into their daughters' eyes and imagined a fairer and freer world, and found the strength to fight. To rally. To picket. To endure ridicule and harassment, and brave violence and jail.

And after so many decades, 88 years ago on this very day, the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote became enshrined in our Constitution. (Cheers, applause.)

My mother was born before women could vote. My daughter got to vote for her mother for president. This is the story of America, of women and men who defy the odds and never give up.

But I don't know if that was the moment.

Because then there was Wednesday.

And on Wednesday, for the first time in eight years, I felt like maybe the Democratic Party was listening to us after all.  Because we didn't want another wimpy convention, where Democrats were too afraid to take on Republicans.  We don't want to play nice.  We don't want to bite our tongues.  

We want to win.

And they heard us.  Was there any Democrat in America who watched John Kerry's speech and didn't think that if that John Kerry had reported for duty four years ago, we'd be working for President Kerry's re-election right now?

And there were others.  The video of military service men and women telling their stories, pleading with us to end this war, bring them home, stop their friends from dying.

And there was the former Republican who proudly proclaimed he was now a Democrat because he knows his former party no longer represents anything but old, tired ideas that don't work.

And I realized in that moment that we are not just united -- we are unanimous.  We all want change -- not just Obama supporters, not just Democrats, but all of us.

And then they gave us Bill.  Bubba.  The Big Dog.  Call him what you will -- that man made me so proud to be a Democrat.  Again.  Finally.  

Bill reminded us of why we loved him.  Why we believed in him.  Why we stood by him, in spite of all of his, uh, imperfections.  

I fell in love with Bill Clinton all over again last night.  Is there any Democrat in America who can't say the same?

He passed the torch.  The man from Hope endorsed the man who gives us hope, and he did it with his trademark charm and humor and wit.

It was 1992, and I was a freshman in high school, sitting in my parents' living room with all their friends, cheering at the television as we watched President Bush's failed administration fade into oblivion and the dawning of a new era, and we danced and we sang, "Don't stop thinking about tomorrow."

What a tremendous feeling to hear that song once again.  As if we were given permission to look into the future once more, instead of having to be afraid of what tomorrow might bring.  No more terrorist threat color wheel; no more duct tape.  It's going to be okay.  We can look forward to tomorrow again.

But I don't know if that was the moment.

Because then Joe Biden spoke.  And I'm no fan of Joe Biden.  I could write an essay on all the reasons I'm no fan.  I could, but I won't.

Because last night, I made peace with Joe Biden.  I forgave him for all the ways he has let me down.  None of that matters now.  He did the job he needed to do.  He made the case to us -- to me -- for Barack Obama.  He made the case against John McCain.  And this time, when he made one of his infamous gaffes, it was the right kind.  Because John McCain really is just more of George Bush.  

But I don't think Joe Biden's speech was the moment for me.

Because then Barack Obama himself took the stage, and I felt my heart swell and my lungs tighten and tears sting my eyes, and I realized that I wanted nothing more than to see this man, and his family, in the White House.  In my White House.

I was convinced.  After nearly two years and endless debate with my family and friends and fellow Kossacks, after my shock and disappointment at seeing my dream candidate defeated, after swallowing my pride and hopes and trying my best to be supportive of our party's nominee, and after an incredible week of seeing the all-stars of our party make the case, again and again and again, that we desperately need Barack Obama, I am convinced.

And I am fired up.

And I believe in Hope and Change.

I get it now.  I understand.

Yes We Can.

Yes We Can.

Yes We Can.

It is not just a slogan.  It is not just a silly music video made by celebrities who are want to endorse the next hip thing.

It is our truth, as Democrats and as Americans.  

Yes.  We.  Can.

So this, today, is my moment.  This is the moment I went from being a good Democrat to a proud Obamabot.  Because today, I am going to my local campaign headquarters to volunteer for Barack Obama.  Because helping to elect him may be the most important thing I've done in my thirty years so far.

Because now, I believe.

Yes We Can.

Cross-posted at Bly Space and DailyKos

Tags: Barack Obama (all tags)

Comments

75 Comments

Tips, recs, hugs.

Yes we can!

by Angry Mouse 2008-08-28 10:19AM | 0 recs
I so very rarely Rec diaries

on this site... not because of overall quality, but because I think the rec/rate system here is near worthless.

This though deserves a Rec no matter what I think of the Rec system.

very well written

A+

by notedgeways 2008-08-28 11:15AM | 0 recs
Sheesh! I hate you

You made me tear up with that.

I don't know if I am were you are at, but I want this too.

I look at my 19 year old son and 17 year old nephew and I pray to God that Barack Obama wins in November. John McCain and his temper made me afraid for the lives of my loved ones.

Thanks for this diary. I could feel your passion.

by DaveDial 2008-08-28 11:15AM | 0 recs
Super good diary!

Thanks, AM.

by ReillyDiefenbach 2008-08-28 11:58AM | 0 recs
Re: Tips, recs, hugs.

Your Diary is breathtaking.  If you feel this way now how are you going to feel after Obama's speech? Ha Ha  REC

by canadian 2008-08-28 02:32PM | 0 recs
I loved his speech.

I loved the whole night.

And today, I went to the Obama campaign headquarters and volunteered to make calls on Sunday afternoon.

I am fired up as can be.

by Angry Mouse 2008-08-28 10:32PM | 0 recs
You made me cry.

Last night, it was the image of Barack, Michelle and their daughters walking toward the camera that made me cry.  It presented too many things for me to keep my composure: the faces of America, the belief this wouldn't happen during my lifetime, the possibility that it might happen, the experiences of so so many Americans who must be in awe that they are witnessing  and so much more.  The point of course is that this has always been very, very real.  Thank you.  I would also have been in tears (of joy) if the 18 million cracks had done a bit more damage to that glass ceiling.

by niksder 2008-08-29 01:10PM | 0 recs
Re: Tips, recs, hugs.

Very well said!  Great writing and very moving.  Kudos!

by HSTruman 2008-08-28 07:47PM | 0 recs
You nailed it AM.

That's what drew me to Obama's message.  It's that WE can change America.  It's the call to service that we're ready for.

by GFORD 2008-08-28 08:27PM | 0 recs
Re: You nailed it AM.

Thank you.

Having watched his speech, I could not be more convinced that we are in the midst of a great historical moment for our country.

What an incredible time for us all.

by Angry Mouse 2008-08-28 10:34PM | 0 recs
Re: I Have Become an Obamabot

This diary is nothing more than a shameless attempt to get on the rec list.

Rec'd.

by Steve M 2008-08-28 10:20AM | 0 recs
Re: I Have Become an Obamabot

Nice one Steve.

"This week, I became an Obamabot."

They are working on a cure, it involves lots of red wine, italian food,and weeks spent in the Tuscan hills.

I, for the good of all mankind, have volunteered to be the first test case.

by WashStateBlue 2008-08-28 10:23AM | 0 recs
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You are so brave WashStateBlue Ha Ha. I'm sure you
will overdose though. Ha Ha Have fun I'm leaving for Vancouver tonight. (Just in time for the rain)
by canadian 2008-08-28 03:13PM | 0 recs
actually, i've never liked tip jars

by Al Rodgers 2008-08-28 10:24AM | 0 recs
Okay, that's really funny.

But honestly, I just figured I owed it to my fellow supporters to proudly proclaim my new label.

by Angry Mouse 2008-08-28 10:57AM | 0 recs
GOBAMA!

No sarcasm.

Rec'd!

by sricki 2008-08-28 10:28AM | 0 recs
Beautiful

I agree with every word and I've been with you on your journey this week... feeling some regret, some sadness, but mostly pride and conviction.

For me my moment was watching the Convention roll call yesterday with my twin sons (4 years old). They know that I wanted Hillary Clinton to win, they recognized her when she squeezed through the crowd of the NY delegation. They understood the gist of what was happening.

After Hillary called for the nomination by acclamation, the camera showed an African American woman delegate with tears rolling down her cheeks.

One of my sons asked me... "Mommy, is she crying because Hillary lost?"

At that moment it hit me. Perhaps she is crying tears of regret that Hillary lost. Perhaps she was crying tears of joy that Obama won. Perhaps it was a little of both. The reason no longer mattered.

We're all in this together now. My longheld dream was to bring my sons with me to vote for Hillary in November. I wanted them to be the first generation of men to grow up with the first President they remember was a woman. That dream has been put aside for now... but the dream that has replaced it is radiant.

Yes we can. Let's win this thing. For our children!

by twinmom 2008-08-28 10:34AM | 0 recs
Re: Beautiful

Absolutely.

This week has been so bittersweet, I think, for we Clinton supporters.  But it couldn't have been better.  I am filled with such pride this week -- pride for our party and for our country.

It's been a tremendous week, and it's provided the catharsis that I think everyone needed, even people who didn't realize they needed it.

It's as if this week has been a giant collective sigh of relief that finally, FINALLY, this nightmare we've had for eight years is almost over.  And we can end it.  We have the power.

Yes we absolutely can.

by Angry Mouse 2008-08-28 11:01AM | 0 recs
Re: Beautiful

As a long time Obama supporter,  I feel like I really understood Clinton supporters for the first time this week.  

At certain points during the primary (and again when Hillary dropped out) I could empathize with what you guys must have been feeling.  But during this week when she and Bill spoke--and more specifically when she yielded the nomination to him, I felt the pain of it too.  The way she handled it was so beautiful, brave and gracious.  So even with the certainty I have in Obama, for that moment I was sorry that she wasn't going to be our president this time around.

I hope we can hold this tangible feeling of unity until November.  If we do there will be no way we can lose.

by Tenafly Viper 2008-08-29 12:20PM | 0 recs
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I am hoping Obama's speech is damn good. But then again, with Al Gore warming the crowd up, he's going to feed off that energy like crazy.

by vcalzone 2008-08-28 10:38AM | 0 recs
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hee hee.

Al Gore.

Warming.

Funny.

by Trowaman 2008-08-28 11:05AM | 0 recs
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Best juvenile humor ever.

by JDF 2008-08-28 12:10PM | 0 recs
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I try.

by Trowaman 2008-08-28 12:17PM | 0 recs
I think it was about 5 months ago if I recall

But glad to see that you are ready to work hard for the White House in the fall.

by activatedbybush 2008-08-28 10:42AM | 0 recs
Not really.

Since Obama wrapped up the nomination, I've tried very hard to be supportive of him and to encourage my fellow Clintonistas to do the same.

But this is different.  Because it's not about beating McCain anymore for me; this is about voting for Obama.

I was always ready to be a good Democrat and vote for our nominee.  But this week has really converted me.  I'm not just a good Democrat now; I really am a believer.

And it's a great feeling.  

by Angry Mouse 2008-08-28 11:03AM | 0 recs
How many times do I have to say it?

We prefer "Obamaton" to "Obamabot."  As in the 19th century term "automiton." It rolls off the tongue better, right?

Anyways, terminology aside, I'm glad you came to this conclusion.  Let's go kick some ass!

by Dracomicron 2008-08-28 10:54AM | 0 recs
Re: How many times do I have to say it?

Actually, I have always preferred Obamanaut with it's classical and popular allusions and sense of pending adventure.  It was popular briefly among Clintonistas about a year ago.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-08-28 02:40PM | 0 recs
appropriate, since it recalls Reaganaut

and I've always felt Obama and Reagan appealed to people in some of the same ways.

by desmoinesdem 2008-08-28 10:15PM | 0 recs
Re: appropriate, since it recalls Reaganaut

Hadn't even thought of that.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-08-28 10:38PM | 0 recs
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Welcome to the continuum.

Damn straight we can.

by mady 2008-08-28 10:56AM | 0 recs
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I've been on the Obama train for a while, but your diary still moved me to tears.

Oh yes, we can.  And we will.

by writerswrite 2008-08-28 10:58AM | 0 recs
Re: I Have Become an Obamabot

I have a feeling this election proved that, at least in the Democratic party, there are no longer any barriers (race, gender, etc.) to getting to the top. If Obama wins the election, it will prove the same for the country as a whole.

Personally, I think it'd be cool to see Chelsea start to run for office, she's a decent speaker and a nice person.

by MarvinMouse 2008-08-28 10:59AM | 0 recs
I would say let her have her own life.

She seems to be a sweet person and is a decent speaker, but she needs to hew her own path.

by notedgeways 2008-08-28 11:34AM | 0 recs
She will have her own life

but from what she has done over the last year or so I think it is clear that path may include a run for Congress very soon.

The only thing is she will have to start talking to the Press at that point; I think whether she is willing to lead a truly public life will determine whether or not we ever see her run.

Speaking as someone who of Chelsea's age who has helped other people my age run for Congress and other elected office I have to say that it is a tough road that will only be tougher for her if she chooses it. She would be great though if it is what she chose.

by JDF 2008-08-28 12:13PM | 0 recs
Re: She will have her own life

My "concern" (heh that has become too loaded a word as of late) is that to date everything she has done has been directly tied to her parents, I would feel a lot better about her in congress at some level if there was some significant part of her life outside of their direct influence. Not saying that they are a bad influence, just that leaders should have a personal wellspring to draw from, and as well as she  seems to speak and advocate for her mom and dad I'd hope for her to be able to advocate for herself based on what she has done, being a hedge funder is not a sterling endorsement... at least for me.

It is kind of a weird dichotomy, and one that provokes some people, but in odd ways the Bush twins have gone and done quite a bit, working with AIDs patients, inner-city school teaching, working with UNICEF, the Smithsonian etc. Now, I don't know them that well, and they could be right wing nuts, but they seem to also be forging very independent paths, which a small part of me wishes Chelsea had done.

by notedgeways 2008-08-28 01:50PM | 0 recs
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Very nice and passionate diary. Loved it and rec'd it.

by John in Chicago 2008-08-28 10:59AM | 0 recs
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Excellent diary, AM...you gave almost perfect voice to my own feelings this morning.

Recced

by mtnspirit 2008-08-28 11:03AM | 0 recs
Recc'd

I haven't watched that video in a long time.  It's amazing how powerful it is when you give it a rest.  I actually have pretty low expectations for tonight's speech.  I think it will be solid enough but not a complete barnburner.

...I'd be happy to be proven wrong though.

Finish the convention on a high note and let's spend the next two months sticking it to the Republicans!

by thezzyzx 2008-08-28 11:12AM | 0 recs
Re: Recc'd

This is the speech of his life.  I do not think he will disappoint.

I mean, he's not about to be outdone by John Kerry, for crying out loud.  :-)

by Angry Mouse 2008-08-28 11:16AM | 0 recs
One of the biggest benefits I think

Obama has done for Democrats-in-general is to get them so freaking fired up and passionate.

The conflict with Clinton, while bloody and mean on all sides has provided almost the perfect stage for re-unity emotions. A division that is healed in such a grand way released a lot of pent up anxieities and emotion. The Clinton's rightfully deserve praise for playing their part perfectly. Hell the whole convention has been near perfectly timed, each night building on the other.

From what I have seen, my highlights are in rough chronological order:

Michelle Obama
The kiddies

Kucinich
Schweitzer
H. Clinton

Roll call (that was just nice theatre)
Kerry (man I wish he was like that 4 years ago)
B. Clinton
Biden
Obama walk-on

Tonight high expectations:

Richardson
Gore
and
Obama

I am sad that John Edwards fucked up so badly, I think he would have been a great speaker as well.

by notedgeways 2008-08-28 11:31AM | 0 recs
There is no duct tape on Mars.

[obgeek. gomen]

Fantastic diary.

Here's to all of us, looking ahead. And I honestly hope we can drag the Republicans kicking and screaming though they may be, into looking ahead with us! (G-d knows we need some skeptics!)

by BlogSurrogate57 2008-08-28 11:33AM | 0 recs
Yes we can!

Nice diary. I don't know exactly when it happened to me either. I sent him some love way back in January, but I was basically undecided until the Kool Aid kicked in.

;)

by misscee 2008-08-28 11:37AM | 0 recs
Re: I Have Become an Obamabot

Glad to have you aboard!  Seriously, though.  There are no more Clintonistas or Obamabots, not really anyway.

We are Democrats, we are legion, and we're going to kick some serious ass!

by Reaper0Bot0 2008-08-28 11:52AM | 0 recs
Correction Reaper

We are not Clintonistas or Obamabots, nor Democrats, nor Republicans. We are Americans, and we'd like our country back please. We're coming to take it.

(Nice diary AM. Welcome.)

by Travis Stark 2008-08-28 12:14PM | 0 recs
Absolutely true.

"We are Americans, and we'd like our country back."  

And now, we're going to take it back.

by Angry Mouse 2008-08-28 12:23PM | 0 recs
wait a minute...

But you are still a "bot", what is up with that? hmmm?   ;)

by kevin22262 2008-08-28 01:01PM | 0 recs
Just because something is popular

doesn't mean it isn't true.

I am not naturally cycnical, but I would usually rather argue the opposite of whatever is popular just (well, honestly, I'm not sure why.  I just usually do).  All the same, I believe in possibility, in struggling to achieve, in fighting joyfully for a better world regardless of impediments.  Maybe that's usually just not very popular.

But if it is popular, it can still be true.

So, yes, Darian, I agree: "Damn you, Barack Obama".  Damn you for making me join a popular movement, but I can't help agreeing with you.

by chrisblask 2008-08-28 12:34PM | 0 recs
You know what?

YOU just brought tears to my eyes and a HUGE Smile to my FACE!

Thank you!

by kevin22262 2008-08-28 12:59PM | 0 recs
This Diary gives me hope

It does.  I went pretty quickly to Obama after Edawrds dropped out and found myself swept up on something quite wonderful but it really disappointed me that so many felt robbed.  

I am glad to hear that is not the case, Senator Clinton has EARNED my forver grateful respect and you are right, I too remembered why I had supported Bill Clinton in 1992, when I was 21 years old and just starting to get involved in politics.  I was hopeful then with him, just one of two volunteers when he spoke in the very conservative Orange County,CA.

The past three days have been filled with tears, chills and downright cheers from me and I know my husband has been proud in his own quiet way.  I loved his response when I told him someone at work said, "I don't like Michelle Obama.".

"What's not to like?"

Amen.  The right leaning media pundits will continue to attempt to villanize and demonize this family and we have to protect them, cheer them on and see that they are the ones Occupying the White House next year.

Thank you so much for this diary, thank you thank you thank you, I can't type it enough.

by Ellinorianne 2008-08-28 01:32PM | 0 recs
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Nice!

Yes we can!

What I want to see in Obama's speech: more emphasis on the "we" and a broader "we."  Turn the McCain attack on its head.  These 70,000 ordinary Americans aren't in Denver to see a rock star - how insulting to the American people.  They are here to take back the country from the failed Bush/McCain trainwreck.

by NMMatt 2008-08-28 01:48PM | 0 recs
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Yea Mouse!!

by wrb 2008-08-28 02:03PM | 0 recs
Personally...I hate being called....

an Obamabot...it seems to insinuate that I do not have a brain...LOL.  But I hear ya and very happy to have you enthusiastically supporting our candidate. As everyone else has said:

Yes we can and yes we will (OHB/HRC)

by netgui68 2008-08-28 02:15PM | 0 recs
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Correction BHO/HRC  sorry must be cross eyed today :)

by netgui68 2008-08-28 02:16PM | 0 recs
And so have I ....

albeit sooner.

I was a big Edwards guy (I did advance for him last summer) and I was so disappointed when it didn't work out for him.

I became an Obama guy after that, I haven't looked back.

I'll be toasting to you, AM and the rest of the gang tonight with some delicious Yuengling Lager during our nominee's speech.

by dannybauder 2008-08-28 03:14PM | 0 recs
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I was a strong Hillary supporter who always said i'd back Obama fully if he won.

Sometimes Obama has inspired me with his speeches, then as they've faded my support has remained but enthusiasm has reduced.

This week i've been struck by the elegance and sophistication of Michelle. She's got class.

I wasn't enthusiastic about Biden, but i'm changing my mind. I'm starting to think he was a great pick. Loved his speech. Loved his story. Loved his passion.

Now the stage is set for Obama, i hope this one's as good as his race speech.

by liberalj 2008-08-28 03:23PM | 0 recs
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Biden's speech had me in tears throughout the whole thing... maybe, it's 'cos he reminds me so much of my dad... or maybe 'cos he is the embodiment of REAL family values, not the crap that the Republicans try to push on us...

I really, really like him!  Joe Biden's a mensch! :-)

by LordMike 2008-08-28 03:54PM | 0 recs
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The real family values thing is totally right.

I remember in the primaries the 'family values' party had 3 marriages Giuliani, trophy wife Thompson, i left my first wife because she was disfigured McCain. Whereas as the 'anti-family' Democrats main contenders were all on their first marriage.

by liberalj 2008-08-28 04:02PM | 0 recs
You want to talk "Celebrity" McCain???

I like movies, but have absolutely no respect for someone simply because they can act.  Celebrities who can't maintain a marriage (John) much less even the second one (Rudi) don't earn my respect.

You had to find yourself, John?  Find yourself at home, find yourself your children's father, find yourself taking care of your handicapped wife.

We've been together 25 years, and we aren't changing that ever.  Sure, sometimes that doesn't happen, but if you have all the benefits of celebrity, you have less slack in regards to keeping your family together.

Joe Biden knows what family is about.

Are you listening, Celebrity John?

by chrisblask 2008-08-28 05:22PM | 0 recs
I just want to get his mom

a cup of something warm, some nice scones and stand there and happily fail to meet her inspection.

I can't talk about his son.  I have one...

by chrisblask 2008-08-28 05:10PM | 0 recs
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Fantastic diary, AM.

Yes.  We.  Can!

by fogiv 2008-08-28 03:38PM | 0 recs
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AMEN!!!!

by dnichols 2008-08-28 04:20PM | 0 recs
Re: I Have Become an Obamabot

Welcome!  :-)  

And guess what?

by LordMike 2008-08-28 04:33PM | 0 recs
We are indeed going to win.

Big time.

by Angry Mouse 2008-08-28 10:37PM | 0 recs
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I too am a former Hillary supporter who has become a proud Obamabot.

by pollbuster 2008-08-28 04:36PM | 0 recs
Pass the Kool-Aid over.

Let's get it done.

by HRC 2009 2008-08-28 07:31PM | 0 recs
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Congratulations.

This is the best written and most moving diary I have ever seen here.

Thank you and welcome aboard!

by Same As It Ever Was 2008-08-28 07:41PM | 0 recs
I was an Obamabot before it was cool.

Nowadays, everybody's like, hey, I'm an Obamabot, too!  I'm an Obamabot!  

But I'm like, yeah, that's so last week, dude.  

Now I'm sort of looking around, cuz when everybody is an Obamabot, it means it's getting old, folks.  I think I'm going to become either a Michellebot or an Axelrodbot next, although I haven't made up my mind.  Probably Axelrodbot.  Nobody else is an Axelrodbot yet, and I need lots and lots of room to stretch out all my coolness.

Go Axelrod!!!  woot woot W000t!!!

by Dumbo 2008-08-28 07:47PM | 0 recs
I linked to this great diary

at Bleeding Heartland:

http://www.bleedingheartland.com/showDia ry.do?diaryId=1861

I would not go so far as to describe myself as an Obamabot, and in many ways I still consider myself an Obamaskeptic. However, after saying for months that I would never contribute to his campaign, I sent in my $15 for an Obama-Biden car magnet tonight.

Never say never.

by desmoinesdem 2008-08-28 09:30PM | 0 recs
WOW!!!

That was so inspiring!  What you wrote brought tears to my eyes.  Thank you.

by Jenai 2008-08-28 09:32PM | 0 recs
ME TOO!

as many of you know, i was NOT a fan of Obama.  after tonight's speech, someone slipped me the kool aid because i too am a proud obamanot !

by Scope441 2008-08-28 09:50PM | 0 recs
Re: I Have Become an Obamabot

Your diary is very touching and brought tears to my eyes.  I appreciate so much you sharing your story with us as I know it was not a easy journey for you.  Thank you!

by skertso 2008-08-28 10:01PM | 0 recs
beautiful post

Both Hillary and Obama brought tears to my eyes this week.

We have to win this election.

by obsessed 2008-08-29 02:34AM | 0 recs
Re: I Have Become an Obamabot

Sorry to disturb you guys.
I'm an Obamacan sincere in believing Obama should be the next President of the United States.
I want to write my first diary at Mydd, and not being a professional blogger and all, am confused.
I'm a 38 year old white male from VA, and my state may go to Obama this year.

If someone will please take the time to explain to me where/if there is a menu or button for me to start my first blog/diary, I would appreciate it.

by Dickie Simpkins 2008-08-29 05:56AM | 0 recs
Re: I Have Become an Obamabot

Click on Write A New Diary after logging in.

by niksder 2008-08-29 01:14PM | 0 recs
It's so damn good to see this!

I've argued with you, flame-warred with you, and now I just wanna hug you!

It's gonna be a great year!

by steampunkx 2008-08-29 07:13AM | 0 recs

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