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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Summing Up Obama

This the e-mail that I just sent to my brother and his partner, who live in Texas:
I'm asking you two guys to do me a big favor: If you're registered Democrats, please, please, please vote for Senator Barack Obama in the Texas primary on Tuesday, March 4.

He's an incredibly smart man who's down to earth—he's one of us. He also believes in civil unions for gay and lesbian people; he voted against the federal marriage amendment because he believes it should be up to individual states whether to legalize same-sex marriage.

Here is a summary of his stances on gay-rights issues.

Here is his January 2007 speech on universal health care insurance.

Here are explanations of his stances on various issues.

Here is a short bio of Obama.

Here is his voting record as a U.S. senator.

And here are the texts of his major speeches.

Obama has the people skills—and Clinton doesn't—to forge political alliances that will get legislation passed. Clinton is competent, but she doesn't bring people together. She's not a consensus-builder, and that's what this country desperately needs right now.


Imperatrix said...

Yeah, we *so* need a uniter right now. I'm worried about those darn superdelegates. Let's hope they see the light and realize that voting against the general population's choice would be a bad idea. Because our man is rockin' the vote right now!!!

libhom said...

It looks like you picked a winner. Obama pretty much has it in the bag.

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

I hope the both of you are right! I play the "Yes, We Can" video several times a day just because I need the dose of hopefulness it gives me after 8 very depressing years.

libhom said...

Si, se puede!


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