As I said in my last two columns, I am supporting Obama because he is the only candidate that really represents change, regardless of how the rest have climbed onto that bandwagon. Every other serious candidate in the race, on both sides, is a Washington insider with no reason to change the Executive Branch that King George has built.
Barack Obama is not yet part of the “inside the Beltway” crowd. He still lives out here with the rest of us, and is therefore the only one with any chance to see what the real citizens of America want and need. At the very least, he says the right words in the right way and seems to believe them. The rest of the candidates in this Presidential election are all very apparently working their own agendas and could not care less about what the average American needs.
Obama is an inspiring speaker, and one of the things America needs now is inspiration. George Bush has filled America with fear and polarization. Only a true leader can set that right and there is a chance that Obama is that kind of a leader. He speaks his mind, to the extent that is possible in today’s political climate. He doesn’t seem to be hiding anything; he peaks very openly for a national candidate.
It is early days yet. We’ll know more after Super Tuesday. At the worst, I will have to settle for Hillary Clinton, still much better than the little Bush. At the best, we may get Barack Obama.