Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I've got to admit, I've never been more proud of my party than I am today. I grew up in the south, well, not really the 'south' - Texas (it's like a whole other country), where racism was not hidden. To think that we're in a position to nominate the first African-American to run for president on a major party ticket, and he's not only going to be nominated but is very, very, very, very likely to win...it's amazing to me. I know that Edwards was my first pick in this primary but Obama has impressed me all along with his tactics, his pride, his resolve and quite honestly, the prospect of having a president that I don't have to cringe when he speaks, well, that's almost too good to be true. Enough of this 'would you want to have a beer nonsense' or idiot David Brooks (NY Times), "Obama‘s problem is he doesn‘t seem like a guy who can go into an Applebee‘s salad bar and people think he fits in naturally there. He has to change to be more like that Applebee‘s guy..." (NOTE TO Mr. Brooks - Applebee's DOESN'T HAVE A SALAD BAR! If you're going to try to peg a guy as being not regular guy enough for America, pull you head out of your ass long enough to go actually SEE the 'regular guy icon' you're referring to, dumb-ass), I - for one- would actually like my president to be smarter than me.
And for the record, sure I'd like to have a beer with Barack, for that matter, I'd slam back a few with John Kerry, too. I actually LIKE intellegent conversation over beers.