Editorial: Obama for President
While Democratic voters on March 4 will have a historical choice on their trusty ballots, this Review editorial board strongly endorses Senator Barack Obama for president. Eyes across the nation are focused on Ohio. For the first time in a long while, Dems voting here have the chance to make a difference in the primaries. It’s now or never — Barry needs us just as much as we need him.
Listening to Obama speak is a one-of-a-kind experience. An undeniable energy emanates from his words:
“The dream has never died…it lives on in those Americans, young and old, rich and poor, black and white, Latino and Asian and Native American, gay and straight, who are tired of a politics that divides us and want to recapture the sense of common purpose.”
His smile makes us smile. His big ears perk up at the sounds of our voices. His charisma sends little tingles of inspiration down our spines. His passion sweeps through everyone.
Barry’s got it straight and he’s got it right: We hate war. We always hated war. And we love Obama for hating on the war from the get-go. We don’t want to fight anymore. But Hillary’s been fightin’ and bitin’ dirty, riding on the coattails of a much-loved former president, going out with a machete to cut our beloved Barry down. But O and his people can hold their own. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the O(prah) machine is as well-oiled as it is.
Obama is a catalyst for change in the nation. It’s not a surprise he’s mobilized the kids who are itching for something that resonates. First-time voters turning 18 in 2008 only know a Bush or a Clinton. We need some new blood in the White House.
And in terms of Internet-savvy, Barry trumps Billary. Hillary’s been schmoozing with big-time donors, but she has still pulled in less than O’s $150 million, largely powered by a number of small online contributions, freeing up much more face-time for him with voters on the election circuit. (He’s got a pretty face, too.)
So here’s to us, Ohioans. Break out the party gear. It’s time for Obama-rama. Yes we can.