On Michelle

I just have two things to say.

1.  I just like the Obamas.  I find him a little hokey, but in a way that is endearing, and I think she is amazing.  But, basically, for me what it comes down to is that I just like them and when I vote, I will be voting for him not because I think he’ll be the best president ever or even a great president, but because at this point, I’m like “Well, I like him and I’m curious to see what he’ll do.”  I teared up repeatedly throughout her speech.

2.  I watched the speech this morning.  On Youtube.  The whole thing.  I was just thinking about what a monumental change that’s going to be/already is: that you can watch the whole thing for yourself whenever you want to and make up your own mind, instead of having to rely on the news to play soundclips and analyze it to death.

11 thoughts on “On Michelle

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  2. B, how is your #1 different from the people who voted for GW Bush because they thought he’d be good to have a beer with? I find this a very scary way to choose a president.

  3. Because, NM, its different if there IS a number 2. We all know whats its like to not “connect” with someone. Very hard to get past that. Sure, voting for someone because you just “like” them is a little scary, but if that connection causes you to take a deeper look, and then causes you to vote for that person, well, I see nothing but good in that.

  4. I’m not sure that “I can watch something on YouTube any time I want to, and that’s emblematic of how technology changes things” equates to “YouTube makes me examine issues and positions in greater depth.” Now, I know that B does examine things in depth, but this post isn’t about depth; it’s about bells and whistles.

  5. NM, I don’t guess it is much different. At least on the surface. It’s not the only reason I’m voting for Obama, but in the end, it’s why I’m voting for Obama over, say, McKinney. I am concerned about some of his positions and I really want to hear him say some stuff that makes it clear he understands how important my having control over my own body is and I’m tired of the god talk by everyone like we’re electing someone to go visit Jesus regularly. But, in the end, I like him.

  6. OK, fair enough. For me, a (not the only) fundamental difference between Obama and McKinney is that he has a chance of winning, and of making, oh, I don’t know, one specific positive change or so, and she doesn’t. (I mean no disrespect to those like CS who see this differently.) That matters a lot more than likeability, I guess.

  7. As i was saying to Mack, I just want someone I feel I can trust to keep the ball either on this yard line or moving down the field. And I think that’s him. I hope, anyway.

  8. Him and a real Democratic majority in Congress, yeah. Which is meant not to be disparaging of Obama, but to urge people to give to the National Democratic Congressional Campaign fund.

  9. I am concerned about some of his positions and I really want to hear him say some stuff that makes it clear he understands how important my having control over my own body is and I’m tired of the god talk by everyone like we’re electing someone to go visit Jesus regularly. But, in the end, I like him.

    Precisely, B. I don’t want perfection. I just want good sense and a good heart and a willingness to listen to others and work together for the common good, not just your friends’ good.

    Right now, this candidate appears to have all those qualifications.

    And if I may be allowed a small personal opinion, seeing him with his family just comforts my heart. If as he’s serious about making a good world for his girls as he says, the man will do fine.

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