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Sunday, April 13, 2008

I want someone elite...

Apparently, Obama has said some things that are being pounced upon by his opponents, especially Clinton, as being "elitist". I am sorry, but these people are campaigning to be President, a position of the highest executive power in the United States of America. I would think being an elite, highly educated, intelligent person would be a good thing. I would think you would want to vote for someone you would want running the country, not someone you could relate to and sit about drinking a beer with. Leaving out the fact that what Obama said was true (that there are people embittered towards American politics who cling to divisive issues that they can use to blame their problems on), he didn't even say it in the most offensive way he could have. He didn't mention the ignorance that is responsible for much of the feelings on guns, religion, and anti-immigration among those embittered people. The fact that Obama can see faults and shortcomings of his country is one of the best things I think I have seen in American politics since I began paying attention a decade ago, because that means if he becomes President he will try to fix them to make his country into a better place. He might actually try to do something about the ignorance and bigotry that is so rampant in many parts of the country. And, of course, there is the fact that everyone seems to be campaigning about "change". But the simple fact is you cannot honestly campaign about change when you think the American way of life is the most blessed way of life possible and should stay exactly the same.