I gotcher Obama right here sucka...
by BrionLutz, Wed Dec 06, 2006 at 02:00:29 PM EST
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.