Supporting Obama For President

I am a great admirer of Hillary and Bill Clinton.  An amazing team of politicians that our nation has been fortunate to have had as leaders.

But South Carolina has convinced me that Obama’s time is now.

Some of you may know me as the author of the John Kerry for President 2008 blog.  You may also know me as one of the more vocal critics of this Administration and all that has gone wrong in America under this President.

Change is necessary.  And Obama means change.

Hillary Clinton has disappointed me and many other Democrats who don’t want to go back to the old-time politics.  Where was she tonight when Obama won.  Was she gracious and giving a speech in South Carolina congratulating Obama?  Or was she in Tennessee pretending to ignore the thrashing she got in South Carolina!  And when the Democratic Party under Howard Dean decides to deny Florida participation after they failed to abide by the rules of the game for Primaries, why is Hillary now discussing the importance of the Florida vote?

Obama isn’t perfect.

But Bill Clinton’s desparate use of racial divisions to promote the candidacy of his wife is unacceptable.

We desparately need a leader that can bring us together.

Only Obama can do that.  It will be a hard road to the White House, but all good things are worth the effort.


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About Robert Freedland

A concerned American and supporter of Senator John Kerry, I am the author of the blog "John Kerry for President 2008". I am also the author of the stock market investing blog, "Stock Picks Bob's Advice".
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12 Responses to Supporting Obama For President

  1. Darrell Prows says:

    Bob, I’m on record on this site as saying, for a number of reasons, that Obama seems better suited for what lies ahead between now and November than Hillary does. However, I still haven’t been able to get my mind around just exactly who Obama is going to bring together afterwards, to what purpose, and how exactly that will come about.

    Right now my heart is with the Clintons and my mind seems to be with Obama.

  2. Bob

    I think Clinton and her team were pragmatic in knowing that Obama would win South Carolina and given that, she moved out to campaign elsewhere. It’s going to be a tough week and a half for all of the candidates now as we move into Tsunami Tuesday. As for Bill Clinton, even if I hadn’t decided to support HRC, I would have said that I felt the racial division thing was happening in both camps. Just my 2 cents after reading views on both sides and in between.

    Change will come regardless from the this election. My number one hope is that that change comes in the form of a Dem in the White House. That is all that matters to me deep down inside.

  3. Pamela,

    All three of the leading contenders could do a great job as President. I am sure that Hillary, should she get the nomination, will have my backing and enthusiastic support as well.

    In fact, I would have preferred John Kerry to all of them.

    And you know I value your opinion.

    I think Obama is connecting with America better than any politician since Bobby Kennedy ran. The race is just unfolding.


  4. BlueWashington says:

    I think the Clintons expected Obama to win SC. But I have a hard to believing they thought he’d win by this much. Because Dems allocate delegates by proportional voting (interestingly – with the GOP, it’s winner take all), this is going to be a dog fight on Super Tuesday.

  5. alrudder says:

    Folks, I have been working a bit for Clinton up in the Bay Area, but I was deeply offended by Bill Clinton’s remarks about Jesse Jackson.
    I sent an email to some higher ups in the campaign and got a quick response. Friends of mine, black and white, (I happen to be black) have expressed their offense. So the Clintons had better hold themselves to account or they will lose a lot of support now and in November.
    This will be a big media shitstorm this week.

  6. Bob

    Ditto on JK! 🙂

    Not having a chance to see Obama speak in person, I can say that having the chance to see Hillary in person and speak with her really made a difference for me. And yes, it is just unfolding. Should be very interesting.

  7. Blue W

    Hey stranger! I figured the win would be big for Obama in SC. They have been working it, you know. 🙂

    Super duper Tsunami Tuesday will be interesting.

  8. alrudder

    The LA Times says that an HRC spokesperson says that Bill is continuing on the trail. It’s really sad that so much division is popping up with this primary season. Really sad.

  9. Ben

    There’s some enthusiasm! Great tune and apropos.

  10. Darrell Prows says:

    I have straight network TV so watching Obama with Stepanopolous this morning is the most exposure that I’ve had to him. It reinforced my opinion that he is a better campaigner than Clinton, but that I would have higher hopes for eventual results with her in the Whitehouse. I think that there are some tired old right wing vultures in the Senate that are looking forward to trying to pick his bones clean and that he better figure out how to use all of these twenty something new voters to our benefit if he is to avoid it.

  11. john stone says:

    I can enthuatically support either Clinton or Obama, but my heart will always be with John Kerry, ALWAYS!