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February 4th, 2008
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Super Tuesday
I don't know who-all reads this journal who might be voting in a primary tomorrow, nor if your minds are already made up as to who to vote for. Many of my friends have recently been posting reasons for their support for Obama, and I wanted to at least mention that I too support Obama over Clinton. I believe Hilary Clinton will do a better job than Bush did, but who wouldn't? (okay, maybe Huckabee wouldn't. Moving on...) But I have always opposed her candidacy for the presidency. She may be more electable than I used to think, but I think Obama is more courageous, more honest, and frankly someone I would much rather have a conversation with, or have by my side when doing something. I like the idea of having a president I would be happy to stand beside, to talk to--one I would defend as I would defend my country--one who will fight for *Peace* inside and outside our country, as I would fight for it.

If you have not seen it, consider Lawrence Lessig's video explaining (with specifics) why one should support Obama over Clinton. Or watch this YouTube Video. And don't be afraid to Hope. Be brave, and vote with both your heart and your brain.

My vote in the Primary election probably won't count (yay Michigan *sigh*). But if yours will, vote with courage. Please.

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From:danguyf
Date:February 5th, 2008 10:05 am (UTC)
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It made me smile to read this, and I thank you for it. I get nervous when people I like and respect start talking politics, which is certainly not as it should be. One of the pleasant surprises, this primary season, has been how positively and graciously those I respect (and even those who I don't so much) have endorsed Obama, not by villifying Hillary but by speaking of his good qualities, and often of the hope he inspires. I think that speaks volumes about him, his candidacy, and the hunger for change and elevated political discourse.
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From:shekkara
Date:February 5th, 2008 12:55 pm (UTC)
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Side note just because it's kinda interesting: a body language expert interprets the candiates in photos http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/picture_gallery/08/americas_us_candidates0_body_language/html/1.stm
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From:_earthshine_
Date:February 5th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
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I'll spare everyone my thoughts on the worth of major parties and national elections in general, but want to add that -- as far as Democratic candidates go -- i'd like to see Obama win the primaries as well. I don't care who's more "electable" or whatever; i just think that, even if it's just spin, he's got a great message, and i'd like to see that message propagate.

Frankly, i think the symbol of what he could be is far more important than whatever he actually is, or whoever wins in the end, as far as the health and future of the nation.
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From:madkingludwig
Date:February 5th, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
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Super Tuesday party over here.
If'n you're into that kind of thing.
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