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Oh. My. FUCKING. Goddess!


There's this link going around to a transcript of a speech Barack Obama gave. Now, online I am a scanner... I rarely read all of everything if it's longer than a few sentences, I scan. I may scan several times, but I generally will not read all of anything online. You have a long post and you're a friend of mine? I'll scan it, friend or not. If I deem it worth replying to, I will copy the whole thing and address certain points and - that way - end up reading the whole thing. But I generally only scan. This is partly because reading on the computer hurts my eyes if I do more than scan, and partly because my attention wanders.

However... though this speech is several pages long, I read the entire thing straight through without scanning. I can't even remember the last time I read something that long on the computer, straight through, no scanning. It was THAT awesome. My attention was sucked in like [I will refrain from making the obvious pun*] an ant in a whirlpool.

After 8 years of being brain-starved by the empty-headed "Decider" with the IQ of a cup of wombat juice, now reading Barack's speech, I feel the intellectual equivalent of a man living off of a diet of anemic lichens for 8 years suddenly being given a 14-course meal rich enough to give a normally-"fed" person brain gout just by being in the same room as it. Oh gods, I "ate" that speech too fast, I think my brain is going to puke.

Seriously, though: this guy had better be our next President. I am going to pray to whoever I need to in order to get this guy elected, and sic Loki, Satan, and other tricksters on McCain. And sic Loki on Hilary. But whether he does or not, this guy is going to go down in history with the greats like Roosevelt, Franklin, and Martin Luther King Junior.

* = free Goth Cookies to anyone who guesses what The Obvious Pun is!


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 20th, 2008 07:11 am (UTC)
He's amazing. He really is.

He needs to be our president, he just needs to be.
Mar. 20th, 2008 07:15 am (UTC)
Mar. 21st, 2008 10:00 am (UTC)
Why? Because he talks well? Because he's an inspiring speaker with a great personal story, the ability to make anything look good and a penchant for talking about change?

Those aren't valid reasons. How well a politician talks is not important. It is what they are going to do. And he isn't going to do anything. He's not going to immediately pull out of Iraq, he's not going to immediately pull out of Afghanistan. He's not going to institute the kind of nationwide green energy policies we need right now, nor is he going to slice apart the lobbyism system with an axe. He thinks that performance based pay is actually under some situations an option for teachers. And his health care plan is crappy.

He's alright. And he can get people passionate, he has charisma. But making judgments that he's going to be great, at this point, is absurd. His policies really look just like Hillary's, and I sure as hell think he has better chances against McCain than she does, but it's not enough. In the end, he's just going to be a less sexually unfaithful Bill Clinton - he'll talk well and not get anything done.
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