Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Barack 'n Roll

I grew up in a fairly conservative family-- my grandpa listened religiously to Rush Limbaugh and my mom waits for the Catholic church to publish it's voter's guide (i.e. strongly urged suggestions that will keep you out of hell's fire) before she goes to the polls.

I also grew up in a super liberal city. In fifth grade we had a school wide mock election. I was proud to be among the three students who voted for George Bush- Ross Perot had a bigger turnout. When Bill Clinton won that year, I was super afraid. I was afraid because my mom's "God will rain fire upon the earth" chats with me about Bill Clinton had me convinced that because American had a pro-choice president, the world was coming to an end. I seriously thought I was going to wake up one morning and my life would be over. I was terrified.

I have a special place in my heart for elections. I think it's because of these hilarious childhood memories, but it's also because I majored in Political Science and proclaimed myself an expert on all things political. (I now know that there is so much I do not know or understand).

This year, I can't help it. I have Obama-fever. I was in Chicago and watched with excitement as he won the Senate seat. He had me from the beginning. He's brilliant. He always knows what to say. He is humble yet confident. I find his speeches to be exciting and intelligent. He has good plans for our country's future. He's totally handsome. And it's just a plus that he went to Harvard Law School and can sympathize with the dread that I am going through right now.

I think America needs Obama. We need someone new and fresh. We need someone idealistic and open minded. I have complete confidence that he can replenish our currently poor reputation around the world. I know where Obama stands and I know he is about bringing people together on issues. The fact that he has no White House experience is all the more reason to vote for him. I want someone who can think like a real person, not like a politician.

I'm an Obama mama for so many reasons. The biggest reason, however, is his enthusiasm. He is sweeping the country with his bright smile, plan for change and his catchy enthusiasm. I have never been so excited about a candidate in my life. I would seriously give my left arm for him to win the Presidential election...

I respect the fact that Obama is married and loves his wife and children...but seriously, I can't control my wild fantasies of Obama, me, a bottle of wine and the President's White House Suit.... :) Someone slap me please, I really need it.

2 comments:

Butterflyfish said...

>>>hilarious childhood memories

Sounds more traumatizing than hilarious. Seriously, like 5 years on the therapists couch trauma.

Anyway, I want to be for Obama because so many people I like and respecr are fans, but I have listened to many of his speeches/debates and can't for the life of me figure out what he stands for other than change.

Law Student Hot Mama said...

Discussing a White House affair in the same post as Bill Clinton just BEGS for jokes . . . but I'll obstain. I try to steer clear of politics in my Internet life, but I must say - Barak is pretty hot. I respect the fantasy.