Saturday, February 9, 2008

How much do you really know about Barack Obama?

I am a life long Democrat. I will probaly vote for either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama if they win the nomination. I do not believe the country can survive another 4 years of Republican control. I believe that we must be prepared to fight for every vote. The Republicans will not leave quietly. Our candidate must be strong enough to withstand the attacks during the campaign as well as after the election. No matter who wins in November, Republicans will continue the partisan attacks. There will be no new era of cooperation and compromise. Republicans will do everything they can to prevent our party from governing. It is naive to beleive that Republicans will be any more willing to work with and compromise with Obama then they would with Clinton. I understand the appeal of Barack Obama. He is exciting. Even I feel good after hearing him speak. I have some real concerns however...concerns that the media is driving the Obama juggernaut as they did Bush's two campaigns. Bush was elected because the media failed to report on his record. They allowed Bush to sail through two elections with vague promisea rather then reporting the hard facts about his record. We owe it to ourselves and to our nation to make sure that we actually know who our candiate is, what they stand for, and what they will be capable of realistically accomplishing if elected.