Who Could Best Heal America

To be up front and honest, I am leaning toward supporting Barack Obama for President in 2008. Why you may ask? Out of all the other candidates (Democrat and Republican), I feel he would be the best person for the job during this time in our history.

While all the candidates claim that they are the ones that can bring the country back together, Senator Obama comes off as being the one that would actually enjoy doing just that.

Why do I say that? During Sundays Democratic Debate, Senator Obama was bombarded with criticism over the lack of experience hes had.  Senator Obama didn't avoid the questions; he didn't change the subject as so many politicians do, he responded instead, with a little humor, "To prepare for this debate, I rode in the bumper cars at the state fair." This one statement reminded me so much of a typical Ronald Reagan response, the kind that would always bring a smile to our enemies face.

Contesting the idea that he's not ready to be president, he used facts, he said: "Nobody had more experience than Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney and many of the people on this stage that authorized this war" in Iraq. He added a bit later, "The thing I wish had happened (with respect to Iraq) was that all the people on this stage had asked questions before they authorized us getting in."

The words that were sort of the tipping point for me were, "It is my belief that we need a fundamental change if we're going to dig ourselves out of the hole that George Bush has placed us in. And that's going to require the kind of aggressive diplomacy preparation, yes, but aggressive diplomacy, the personal diplomacy of the next president to transform how the world sees us. That is ultimately going to make us safer," Obama said.

At no other time during this or any other debate have I heard, even one of the other candidates, Democrat or Republican, be concerned about how the World sees us. This man cares about America and her reputation.

Americas future depends on how others view her; with respect of course, but also, a bit of envy.

At this moment in time, out of all the candidates running for President (I'm a huge fan/supporter of General Wesley Clark also), Senator Obama's got my vote.

Tags: America, Barack Obama, Candidates, Democrats, Election 2008, GOP, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, President George W. Bush (all tags)

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8 Comments

Re: Who Could Best Heal America

Didn't you post this diary last week?

by clarkent 2007-08-31 05:30AM | 0 recs
Re: Who Could Best Heal America

Not on THIS blog - perhaps you saw it on DKOS?

by coonbug 2007-08-31 05:35AM | 0 recs
Re: Who Could Best Heal America

Yup. Right here on on MyDD.

by clarkent 2007-08-31 06:32AM | 0 recs
Re: Who Could Best Heal America

If people are honest , I think they would clearly acknowledge that Barack Obama would not only heal this nation , but improve our standing as a nation globally. But , of course. People have their candidates and they will never concede to reality until the Democratic nominee is decided.

So, lets play this game one more time. Let's all just pick our candidate like we always do even though we all know it's Barack Obama who can best heal the nation.

by BlueDiamond 2007-08-31 05:40AM | 0 recs
Baracks honesty changes the game

I think many of us are tired of division politics.

It does none of us any good.

We need politicians who want to do the real business of we the people.

Will honesty win ?

It will if WE are honest.

If many of us continue seeking a winner versus honesty we all lose.

""People who own races horses try to own all the ponies in the race. That way they can't lose, while the masses in the stands losa at the hands of these owners""

For many many years thats is what the group Bilderberg has done and so we the people in the stands can't see the bigger picture and most of us get taken to the cleaners.

I am tired of being controlled and the only way we can win is to not play their game and elect a president who isn't controlled by the powers to be.

by DANIELLECLARKE 2007-08-31 06:05AM | 0 recs
Re: Who Could Best Heal America

It depends on what you consider the problem that needs healing.    Obama is saying that the problems we are facing are simply the bitter divisions caused by the divisive politics that date back to the 60's.    He promises to bring the sides together and find common ground.

I think the problems we are facing are from the greedy destructive policies that the Right Wing has imposed during the past 26 years (since the "Reagan Revolution" that have set back the economy, set back the enviornment, set back civil rights and driven the middle class nearer the brink of bankruptcy.

We need universal health care,  and we are not going to get it by negotiating with the pharm and insurance companies.    We need environmental protection (again) and a change of our economic over-reliance gas guzzling cars for transportation.   We are not going to get that by negotiating with the auto makers or the oil companies.

We need a president who will fight against the big corporations on behalf of the enviornment and on behalf of regular people not someone who will try to find common ground between the advocates of both sides.

I believe John Edwards will be the President who will best lead America in a direction where we can heal the wounds of the past 26 years.

by AlanR 2007-08-31 07:18AM | 0 recs
America doesn't need to be healed

I don't think much is wrong with America that can't be fixed by a President who actually cares about good government and knows how to run one.

We need a smart, experienced President who cares about people.

by dpANDREWS 2007-08-31 08:33AM | 0 recs
Re: Who Could Best Heal America

Good diary without resorting to mad dog attacks  Thanks.  Although not my candidate this time- I would not hesitate to think about voting for him in the future.

by reasonwarrior 2007-08-31 11:58AM | 0 recs

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