Showing posts with label Barack Obama. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Barack Obama. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Barack Obama wins Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.

The polls are closed in Virginia and Maryland with 47% of the precincts reporting, Presidential Candidate Sen. Barack Obama won 62% of the vote and is projected the winner according to CNN.
The photo of Sen. Obama on the CNN web site is astounding. The smile on his face tells the whole story.
Roland Martin will tell you the rest of the story...

Presidential Candidate Barack Obama greets voters in Washington D.C. where, as a U.S. Senator (D-IL), he was at his "day job"--to quote reporters. Obama voted on national security legislation.

Also, CNN just reported that Obama has surpassed Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) in the number of delegates they each have. Obama has 1,170 and Clinton has 1,168.

Vote Obama!

A woman in Virginia asks Senator Obama why he should get her vote. Here's Obama's reply...

Saturday, February 09, 2008

"...We are who we've been waiting for..."


A Clean Sweep for the Senator from Illinois
The Presidential Candidate from Illinois wins Nebraska, Louisiana, Washington State
"It's time to turn the page"

After winning the Nebraska, Washington State, Louisiana, and Virgin Islands Democratic primaries and caucuses, Senator Barack Obama addresses a roaring crowd at the Virginia Jefferson-Jackson Dinner. (more)
Added: February 09, 2008
After winning the Nebraska, Washington State, Louisiana, and Virgin Islands Democratic primaries and caucuses, Senator Barack Obama addresses a roaring crowd at the Virginia Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Obama vs Clinton: Dem Debate down to the wire

Obama is a class act and from what I heard, people are listening.
Obama's answer during the CNN debate on what and who this country needs as far as national intelligence, was the most astute and in tune response from anyone

running for the White House that I have ever heard.

Good intelligence is what makes or breaks. I'm glad Sen. Obama knows that.

The difference between the GOP debate and the Dems are the

GOP questions are specific. The Dem questions are more general. The GOP is clearly

for those of us who earn $75,000 or more. The Dems realize all of us

matter. Dems in this case means Barack Obama.
Thinking Americans who make a difference, vote Obama. Those who

don't listen well or who think debates are boring--well they sway

Don't get me wrong-- I like Hillary, she's cool but like she said in the

debate--the president will have lots of problems to deal with when he

gets there. This country needs a real leader who will get respect--not a follower or an administrator. Their place is not as commander-in-chief but as support staff.

Obama thinks before he acts and speaks. Watch him carefully when he responds to a question and compare his thoughtful response to the off-the-cuff auto-responses of the other candidates. Who do they care about? Who are they speaking for--special interest groups only? Lobbyists? What about the American people for once! Don't we matter?

Obama is more translucent than Hillary and any of the Republican candidates--and he looks cleaner morally--which matters (respectfully) to
leaders of other countries. We have to keep that in mind. Americans are

not the only people on this planet. Obama can think globally--which

will advance this country as the days roll on. He's already

international and inclusive. That type of thinking works out better

macro economically. Look at how well the Euro is doing and how many of the wealthy have moved there to enjoy that wealth. That wealth used to be the strong American dollar. Oh and by the way, in Indiana, the poverty line for a family of four is $40,000.

It's hard to forget some of the things Hillary and Bill did while they

were there in the White House. It got this country laughed at and

humiliated--which isn't good when speaking of leadership and leaders.

We have to be respected and respectable. However, nothing the the Clintons can ever do or have done makes the case for yet another insensitive Republican elected to this nation's highest office. This country can do better than that. We're not desperate.

Will the Clintons really care about me and you this time around?
That is why I'm going with Obama because he is more of a trail blazer

-- like many of us in this country.
We are making our own path in this world the best way we can.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Join the Obama in '08 Campaign!

I caught a little of Presidential Candidate, Barack Obama's campaign rally speech on C-Span today and this is some of what I heard:
Sen. Obama talked about his dad and his first trip to Kenya to visit his paternal grandmother.
While there, he read letters from his dad where he had applied for colleges across America.
He said John F. Kennedy sponsored legislation that led to a grant that helped his father travel to the U.S. to study and it was in college where his parents met.
Also in the speech, I heard Sen. Obama talk about his vision past winning the nomination and general election but changing America, in his campaign rally speech.
This is an e-mail I received because I signed up for updates on the Sen. Barack Obama Presidential Campaign. I am encouraging all Barack supporters to get on the bandwagon and help Sen. Obama not only win the nomination but the general election in November.

Here are a few details about our victory in South Carolina. According to the official results and CNN exit polls, Barack won:

55% of the total vote, more than twice as many votes as any other candidate
57% of voters who had never voted in a primary
66% of voters who had never voted before at all
Every type of community -- urban, suburban, and rural
58% of voters between ages 18 and 64
67% of voters between ages 18 and 29
The clear lesson from South Carolina is that voters are ready to bring this country together and solve the problems that matter to ordinary Americans.

This election isn't about race or gender, income level or education level.

It's about the past and the future.

The moment to act is now. We're campaigning from Alaska to Georgia, from California to New York. Your donation right now is more important than ever. Please donate $50 today. (click the title to link to the campaign's secure site)