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spk1121
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Steve K
Thu, Mar. 20th, 2008 05:02 pm
A More Perfect Union

Wow, a politician who actually wants to address issues -- what a concept!  I greatly appreciate the fact that Barack Obama does not try to dismiss people's concerns and acknowledges that they are based in reality, but that they also should not be excuses.  I also like the fact that he doesn't automatically denounce people who are suddenly inconvenient, but he actually explains why he associates with them and values them as individuals.  I already liked him, but I think this speech puts him over the top in my view.  It's 35 minutes long, but time well spent, if you ask me.

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psychogryphon
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Kim
Thu, Mar. 20th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)

I didn't watch the vid... but I did want to say... He supports abortion... :(


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Steve K
Tue, Apr. 1st, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)

Yeah, I know. I figure after 8 years of a supposedly pro-life Prez in the White House and nothing happening, I can't see it going to wildly the other way if Obama were to get in. I suppose the big thing for me is that I feel Obama's talk about working with others and not playing partisan politics is essentially genuine. If he is going to try to be a unifying force, as he claims, then there are few issues as divisive as abortion, so I think it will be something he will avoid! I will be MUCH more concerned if Hillary gets elected. I can see her doing something like Bill did with the whole "gays in the military" brouhaha during his first 100 days, like he was trying to make a big point about how "different" things would be under his tenure, which obviously backfired. I can see Hillary making it much more of an issue in her platform and that she'd be much more likely to force something through, and I just don't feel that with Obama. I could be wrong, but I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.


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psychogryphon
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Kim
Tue, Apr. 1st, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)

I did finally watch the video and it was good. I think if he was not pro abortion I would definitely vote for him. One of the main reasons I like McCain is because he's not so much like other Republicans!


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hellokitty138
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hellokitty138
Fri, Mar. 21st, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)

He's a very good speaker. It was good that he addressed the issues with his minister. He shares none of my values. He has the opposite position as I do on most of the things I find important. I could never vote for him.


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Steve K
Tue, Apr. 1st, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)

I share enough with him that I am inclined to go with him, especially since I respect how he handled this controversy. Even then, it would be a close race for me between him and McCain, but I am leaning towards Obama if it's between those two. If it's between McCain and Hillary, I'm definitely going with McCain.


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