I know that your vote is supposed to be something private, but I don’t feel that way. People will voice their opinion at every turn, but ask them to explain who they are voting for, and they will chew you a new one. Anyway, yes, I’m voting for Obama. I haven’t voted for a presidential candidate…ever, but I will this year. I never found anyone worth voting for. And while Obama is the stylish candidate right now, which has unfairly given him a rock star persona candidate, that is not why I’m voting for him. I like the fact that he is a political outsider. He has not been groomed for this since birth…he came too it organically. That’s how it should be. And, I know this has been beaten to death by his contingency, but he gives me hope for our political future. One thing I’ve found inspirational about his beliefs is that, during his stint as a Senator, he feels that all of the people he works with in Washington are generally good people who are trying to do the right thing. If you would ask most Americans, including myself, you might not here those kinds of words. And even if it turns out to just be political positioning, it is still a relatively radical statement. Here is a politician who wants to work with people and make compromises. In this day and age where people want THEIR ideas and THEIR wants and THEIR needs put to the forefront, here is someone who is willing to compromise. While it could be seen as weak, we need more of that kind of thinking in this world. Work with people and not against them.
Now, with that being said, I think there is about a 95% he gets eaten by the “good ol boys” in Washington and then spit back out. He could just be taken advantage of. And if he does, I think that will be the biggest commentary we can make on modern day America. Like I mentioned above, though, he gives me hope…and that’s what most of us have to go by this day as we look towards our leaders.