Thursday, October 02, 2008

What I like about Barack Obama

By Creature

Mrs. C has rightly pointed out that my posts lately are more anti-McCain than pro-Obama. So, with that in mind, here are a few reasons why I like Barack Obama:

1) He was editor of Harvard Law Review

I went to St. John's Law School. A decent mid-level law school. I knew the editor of St. John's Law Review. He was smart-beyond-smart. Now, take that mid-level law school smart-beyond-smart and multiply that by infinity and you get editor-of-Harvard-Law-Review smart. That's Barack Obama. That's the level of smart I want in charge of this country.

2) His single mom upbringing

There is no silver spoon issue with Barack Obama. He is one of us. He fought his way to where he is right now and that impresses me.

3) His community organizing

The man is willing to get down and dirty with real people. America needs more selfless actors. America needs more community. If Barack Obama can bring just a bit of that spirit into the presidency, America, and the world, will be a much better place.

More soon (and feel free to add on in the comments).

Update: This is exactly what I'm talking about. Obama gets it.

[via TPM]

(Cross-posted at State of the Day.)

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  • What I like...

    I don't even know where to start.

    -- His commitment to racial healing, and to realizing the American ideal.

    -- His nuanced understanding of America and the world. He is the opposite of Bush.

    -- His long engagement with the issues and challenges facing America and the world. Once again, he is the opposite of Bush.

    -- Michelle. A genuinely impressive woman.

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 12:15 PM  

  • Michelle will be on my next list.

    By Blogger creature, at 12:34 PM  

  • -- Obama on iPhone (about which I just posted):

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 2:46 PM  

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