Monday, January 07, 2008

Obama Surges Ahead In New Hampshire Polls

The Obama train is rumbling over contenders in New Hampshire as he gains a 10 point lead in a Zogby poll just a day prior to the primary. Things in New Hampshire look like a replay of Iowa. Clinton and Edwards are again fighting it out for second place.

Though I have criticized Obama for a few missteps in the past I still find him an inspiring and hopeful voice for America’s future. That is exactly what we need after 8 years of a CEO president like Bush, who plays the congress and country like a bunch of addled stockholders. Lies and deceit may work on Wall Street, but it is not a way to run a country.

As for Obama, the worst criticism I hear is that he doesn’t have enough experience. To that I respond with a resounding "bunk"! His experiences in Illinois and his experience as a Senator have given him a taste of Washington without tainting him with the baggage of the other candidates. American’s really want change, and electing another dynasty like Clinton is not the way to do it. American’s want a President they can look up to and be inspired by, after years of having to hang our heads in shame over the lying and bumbling of Bush.

Since I heard him at the Democratic National Convention in 2004, I knew Obama was a figure to be reckoned with. His statesmanship and vision are contagious and that will propel him into the White House.
He energizes a new generation of voters and in a time when many older voters have become cynical that any change is possible, that energy is what our country needs.

Watching his victory speech in Iowa, I knew I was watching a historic moment. Not just because he won the caucus, but because he spoke to the hearts and souls of America. Now I sincerely hope New Hampshire and the other states feel that greatness and continue to join the wave of hope Obama is spreading across the country.

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