I gotcher Obama right here sucka...

Forget the personality stuff...the I hate Obama mantra from the netroots...the netroots need to focus on the issues and the people who are on the right side of the issues.

1. Voting - we need to clean it up and get more people voting since progressive issues do better the more people vote.  Kerry, Wyden and Obama sponsored a bill to fund voting by mail which solves a whole raft of voting issues, machine issues, turnout issues, etc.

2. Oil/Energy - we need to cut our oil use and eliminate oil imports via conservation and new technology are key.  Obama voted for the 40mpg standard and for hybrid car incentive for US industry.

3. Iraq - get out. US will be out before 2008 election so candidates who have track record saying don't go in are the ones to have. Obama one of the few who spoke up while running for office and said don't go in.

4. Civil rights.  We need to get back right of habeas corpus. Obama has spoken out on restoring habeas corpus taken away by Patriot Act.

Those are some of the key issues that US needs to address.

Hey...lookitthat...Obama's a leader on all of them...and he's charismatic and he can articulate the issues and he appeals across party lines.

Tags: 2008, Habeas Corpus, obama, Oil, Presidential, voting (all tags)

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Sen. Obama in NH

Sen. Obama is speaking to 1400 people in New Hampshire on Sunday at a Democratic Party event -isn't that something!

by nascardem 2006-12-06 04:31PM | 0 recs
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I wonder if he'll lecture them on their lack of religiosity.

by jgarcia 2006-12-06 06:38PM | 0 recs
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I wonder how long the standing ovation will be.

by BrionLutz 2006-12-06 06:53PM | 0 recs
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standing ovation for what?  for being a bold visionary?

by jgarcia 2006-12-06 07:04PM | 0 recs
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Standing ovation being an inspirational speaker...it's what politicians and leaders have been doing since forever.

Obama does address the issues you know...oil, Iraq, healthcare, energy, deficit/debt...people like that.

by BrionLutz 2006-12-06 07:24PM | 0 recs
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That's going to be interesting.  Hopefully someone from here will be there...be fun to get a first hand viewpoint.

by BrionLutz 2006-12-06 06:54PM | 0 recs

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