Monday, February 04, 2008
Top Ten Reasons I'm Voting for Obama
Sorry to bore you international readers and Republicans, but I posted this to my spot on the Springfield News-Leader OzarksLeft and I am putting it up here too. Isn't that the wonderful thing about having a blog? We can spout off whenever we like. Sure you can write a letter to the editor, but this is way easier and broader too.
Over the last several days, Missouri saw several candidates blow through the state. Obama spoke to 21,000 in St. Louis on Saturday night. Bill Clinton was here in Springfield at Central High and 3,000 Springfieldians took in his visit. Mike Huckabee gave a quick airport speech. It's great to be noticed here in the "Show Me" state. Missouri is known as a bellwether state for picking the nominee who goes on to win. I think voters here might have missed it one election though. Polls have it very close between Clinton and Obama and so I can't really predict how we will go. I will say Hillary Clinton once had a huge lead which has eroded thanks in part to our U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill's endorsement of Barack Obama.
At any rate here are the Alabama Kitchen Sink's Top Ten Reasons I'm Voting for Obama:
1. Hillary Clinton inspires and rallies Republicans who want to do everything possible to keep the presidency from her and her co-president.
2. Much of Clinton’s “35 years of experience” comes on the coattails of her husband and experience isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.
3. As a feminist she tears up and says she “has found her voice” only to have her husband become her attack pit bill.
4. She is an icon of the past—one with a boatload of baggage.
5. Mastery of old-school politics needs to give way to a new generation’s leadership.
6. Consensus building involves more than just your friends and interest groups. Obama is reaching out to many.
7. It would be nice not to see the same old tired cast of characters, and Madeline Albright looks like she could use a vacation.
8. Entrepreneurial leadership demands a new approach to accomplishing common goals.
9. New partnerships must be entered into and a resourceful style must overtake the ideas of those who have had their day in the sun (and time in the White House).
10. The Millennial generation and Generation X are excited, interested and motivated toward civic action by Obama who is attracting huge crowds and energy. Heck, even this Baby Boomer is more excited and energized than I have been in years. I am again hopeful that we may finally tackle some of the major problems facing America and actually see that change in action.
These are my reasons. See you at the polls!
Note: New political designs are up on Hail to the Chief, my CafePress shop. I've added a new cartoon yellow dog Democrat design but the old one on the oval sticker is my bestseller. The Obama t-shirt with the JFK quote sold well over the weekend and someone in Washington state bought two kids t-shirts for his children.