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She Gets My Vote - Livin' the Good Life

Aug. 26th, 2008

04:43 pm - She Gets My Vote

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I guess everyone who reads my journal knows, by now, that I am a big Obama fan. Not only is he smart, articulate, and a fantastic organizer and leader, he is, above all, full of integrety. And integrety gets my vote. It's the bottom-line for me. So, now, after his wife, Michelle, gave her speech at the Democratic Convention last night, I have become a Michelle fan, too. Watch her give the speech that convinced me she'd make a great First Lady:
http://my.barackobama.com/michelle

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 27th, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC)
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I have question. How does one know Obama has integrity? I'm not saying he doesn't, I'm just asking, is there a way to know if a politician has integrity?
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From:lestermom
Date:August 27th, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
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I'd be happy to answer that question if you'd tell me who you are. I don't correspond with "anonymous" for the same reason that I never pick up a phone call when the caller ID says "blocked". If they don't want me to know who they are, I don't want to talk to them.
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From:lestermom
Date:August 31st, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)

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Ok. Now I will answer the question about how I can tell if a politician has integrity. Without knowing him personally, of course, I can't know for absolute sure. But, here's what clued me in to Obama's stellar character. Whenever either Hillary or John McCain would take a low shot at him, every single time he responded by not reciprocating the blow. He turned his cheek. Or he would would say something compassionate. And then, he would simply and calmly tell the truth without blaming his opponant or defamating their character. Time after time, both Hillary and McCain took cheap shots at Obama, and he would just laugh and move on... like those shots couldn't touch him and he wouldn't allow himself to be drawn in to such low tactics. He would always go back to reason and the facts. Every single time. That's the kind of guy I would want to have as a friend. That's the kind of guy I would want to represent me. It's the character that counts with me. He conducts himself gentleman in his actions and his words. In many ways, he is an ordinary family man whose wife appears to adore him. I can relate to a guy like that. This is not a conservative or liberal issue for me. I've said before that I am not a "political person". My main and all-consuming focus is my family life. But somebody has to run the country, and I'm glad it's not me! Politically, I alternate between both conservative and liberal in my views and how I live my life. So, quite frankly, if Obama was running as a Republican, I would vote for him. I like the guy. He's my kind of people. I don't agree with where he stands on all issues, but when it comes to the KIND of person I want representing me, I have to vote for him over John McCain. They say that power corrupts, and I hope that doesn't happen to him if he becomes president. I imagine he would keep his integrity. Every time I hear him speak, I'm inspired. I think maybe there might be hope for this country if a man of this caliber could get elected. Our whole family is on fire with enthusiasm for this guy, and our sons wonder if they can dare hope that someone with this much INTEGRITY could actually get into the highest political office. We will see on election day.
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