Friday, September 19, 2008

This Election Campaign Is Confusing

Note; This came to me from a good friend who volunteers in the Obama campaign.
I'm a little confused.
Let me see if I have this straight.....
If you grow up in Hawaii , raised by your grandparents, you're 'exotic, different.' Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers: a quintessential American story.
If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim. Name your kids Willow , Trig, and Track: you're a maverick.
Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable. Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating: you're well grounded.
If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees, you don't have any real leadership experience. If your total resume is: local weather girl (sports caster), 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with fewer than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with 650,000 people, then you're qualified to become the country's second highest ranking executive.
If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian. If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a Christian.
If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society. If, while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option in sex education in your state's school system while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant, you're very responsible.
If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values don't represent America 's. If your husband is nicknamed 'First Dude', with at least one DUI conviction and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska from the USA , your family is extremely admirable.
OK, much clearer now.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Bringing About The Change

I want to show you some fantastic pictures. All I could think of as I looked at them was my sadness that my parents, my sister and my brother had not lived to see this awesome thing. No matter who you want for president, you have to admit that the United States has changed forever. And I'm proud of this change. Indeed, I thank God for this change. This man appeared at a time when we needed hope, belief in a brighter future for ourselves and for our children, and I am hoping and praying that he gets the chance to fulfill his promise. I'm also putting my money on him, and I've only done that once before--for a senator, never for a presidential candidate. Remember that wishing won't make it so. Do the right thing. Click here.