My Message to Iowa
Happy new year, ya’ll! I just have a short message to the people of Iowa: As you go to the caucuses on Thursday, please think clearly about one thing: Change. And vote responsibly for the real change candidate in this election: Barack Obama.
I’ve been pretty vocal on my blog about my support for Barack Obama (and my, let’s just say, lack of support for Hillary Clinton). I didn’t see all of this past Sunday’s Meet The Press interview, but from what I saw, Obama handled the tough questions from Tim Russert on the volatile situation in Pakistan (and other international diplomacy issues) with great tact and poise, and, although his commitment to dialogue and diplomacy has been criticized and even mocked by his challengers, I wholeheartedly support it. I, for one, have had enough of unilateral, military-first type thinking in the White House.
I’m glad to see that today’s poll shows Obama starting to pull out ahead. The media here in the Carolinas are enamored, of course, with John Edwards, who is not nearly as sincere and believable as Obama, as far as I’m concerned. I was disheartened to read an earlier poll over the weekend that claimed Edwards was “surging.” Of course, the real story was the one that accompanied the poll report, which discussed how Edwards is doing nothing to stop 527 groups from spending millions of dollars on TV ads supporting him (and may have even conspired with them illegally). I’m sorry, Iowa, but if Edwards is the voice of the working class/poor American, then why does he take money from 527s, live in a mansion, and get $400 haircuts?
Barack Obama is the real change candidate. Please vote accordingly.