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By: Craig Stenger
I want everyone to know that Obama (unlike Hillary) doesn't accept Lobbyist funds for his campaign. This means that when he is in the Whitehouse (unlike anyone else) he would not be indebted to big oil groups, tobacco groups, auto industrialists... He wouldn't owe anything to anyone except the source of his campaign money, which comes only from donations by ordinary people. It's a truly historic adventure he's embarking on. And thus far, it's actually working! Enough people have donated (I've given $30 so far) to his cause that he's been able to compete on the same level as other big-business-money accepting candidates. It’s historic and almost unbelievable. Over one million people have all ready donated. Not companies, but people. And that is who he will be representing when in office, ordinary American citizens. Check his website: http://www.barackobama.com/index.php and watch the videos. See how he confronts issues with an open-mind and precise calculation. He has a remarkable ability to see both sides of an argument clearly and judge right and wrong from that point forward. I would love to see a woman president, however. And for that reason, I first supported Hillary. But after seeing Obama in action and after realizing how truly intelligent and unlike other candidates he is, I understand now that he really would make this country better. It’s a wonderful vision and it’s very exciting! A vote for Hillary is a good vote. It's revolutionary. The first woman president, WOW! But look closely at Hillary and make sure that you aren't putting the wrong woman into power first. Think about the repercussion for the future of women in the oval office. If Hillary fails to change our current crises because she lacks the courage or because she’s representing the big business that supported her campaign, how will it look on behalf of women everywhere? Hillary is running her campaign like any other campaign is run. She’s in the pockets of lobby groups,
which means she’ll be answering to them in office because she will have to in consideration for her reelection. She’ll resort to smear tactics as a distraction if she’s behind in a race. She dances around the issue. She changes the subject. She acts out of desperation at a loss for any better method of dealing with the situation. She may be one of the better politicians and in the slight chance that she becomes the front-runner for the democrats I’ll vote for her without hesitation. But ultimately, she’s not offering the same kind of change that Barack is offering us. The real point I’d like to make is this: Obama’s plan will tackle global warming as needed in these desperate times. He wants to focus on better fuel efficiency and clean energy such as wind power, making us less dependent on foreign sources of oil. And he’s told big business his plan- the same plan that will harm them in the end, but benefit average people. After all, he’s representing the general public. They’re the ones paying for his campaign. And in further representing us, he wants to put an end to the war in Iraq. It’s a war of which he was the only current candidate in opposition from the start. He’s planning to offer government grants for college to young people willing to participate in community service in exchange for the funding. This premise acts two fold to better educate the youth of this country as well as better our living standards through more human resources acting as helping-hands. It’s a simple trade-off of making one’s neighborhood better while earning money for college. He stands up to confrontation rather than hide from it. He’s focused on representing the people and the proof of it lays in his bold acceptance of only honest donations from those who support him. And he’s prepared to start confronting environmental issues, health care, education, the war and our recently tarnished reputation with our neighbors- the rest of the world. He’s headstrong in confronting smear tactics, refocusing the conversation quickly upon where it ought to be- the issues. And for this reason I really feel that he is better equipped to debate McCain in the November election. Please take the time to review his policies. Watch his videos and witness his eloquent way with words in both spoken form as well as written text. For someone like me, disheartened entirely by the Bush administration, the war, the blatant ignorance and irresponsibility that’s been cast from our leaders throughout my entire life on this planet so far, I’ve dared to believe that a candidate has come forth that will tactfully and honestly make a positive change. Please have a look for yourself. Please.