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Subject:Oh, I Dunno
Time:07:35 pm
I know everyone's tired of the election shit and all, but I thought this was pretty rad.


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audrawilliams
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Time:2008-10-29 01:48 am (UTC)
OH MAN I LOVE THAT.
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kalimama
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Time:2008-10-29 01:58 am (UTC)
That was the best thing I've seen out of this campaign yet. LOVE IT, especially the rapt attention he gives these kids. Squeee!
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foolsgoldxo
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Time:2008-10-29 02:01 am (UTC)
yes. Thank you for posting it.
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soluspyxis
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Time:2008-10-29 02:04 am (UTC)
you know i'm not all obama-rama, and i'm not the touchy feely type, right? but dang, if that didn't totally choke me up. i want to believe him. i do.
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themowingdevil
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Time:2008-10-29 02:24 am (UTC)
I do, too. And I think I do believe him, more than I've ever believed any other leader in my lifetime (sorry, Jimmy Carter!).

I remind myself that there is no perfect candidate, that no matter who it is, I will have differences with that candidate. Obama has never once made himself out to be perfect and, despite what some people say, has disappointed most of his supporters at one time or another with various votes on this or that (I was furious after FISA). I never feel, though, that a vote has been made rashly, that he hasn't thought things through. And his campaign has been an organizational marvel to behold; I have a lot of respect for the brains are sheer ability it takes to do what he's done... AND HE'S REMAINED HUMAN THE ENTIRE TIME.

I think, for me, what it is about Obama and what it has been since that day 4 years ago when I took the kids to see him on campus here (and he made conversation with Lilly about her Harry Potter book) is that he's helped move things in a direction that will force US to think, too, and to vote and participate and have our say - even if that say means he's not elected or, if he is, he's elected for one term. He has all the signs of being a great leader, elected or not.

xo
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moonrover
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Time:2008-10-30 02:18 am (UTC)
I like the way you think about this. He will have a great pulpit if he does get elected, and we'll learn a lot about our country in the responses he gets.
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livingluster
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Time:2008-10-29 11:25 am (UTC)
If you like that, you'll love this. I spent entirely to much time looking at it this morning. http://yeswecanholdbabies.wordpress.com/
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crowjoy
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Time:2008-10-29 12:38 pm (UTC)
I've come on board slowly but the kids pictures always make me cry, and I noticed the other day overhearing him speak, his voice alone can now wash me with hope. I'm so scared to feel that way!
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ivyblogs
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Time:2008-10-29 07:09 pm (UTC)
Have you seen the girls for Obama pics at Shakesville? Those kids' faces! I get a little choked up looking at them.

The one posted was included in their post, it's one of my favorites. I love how he listens to her.
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crankyisgood
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Time:2008-10-29 08:33 pm (UTC)
oh holy cuteness.
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