I don’t believe that at the end of the day, Obama goes home or to his hotel and closes the door and secretly puts on a turban. Nor, do I believe that just because Hillary has been in politics for so long, doesn’t care about this nation.
I believe that Obama has a great capacity to call attention to those who either did not pay much to politics of their nation previously, or are just now able to vote and learning more about politics. This is very well done. “Hope and Change” has become the market “Branding” of his campaign. Even the Media has gotten caught up in it.
I also believe that Hillary should be given credit for her time as a First Lady. I do remember her (aging myself) and paid close attention to that time an era. After all, not only did she worry the media and other politicians, about her active participation in the White House, being First Lady usually means you have to know something about that foreign policy when you traveling to foreign countries, whatever those travels mean. Experience means that you have to be in a position to observe or act within a certain area. Diminishing what a First Lady does in any capacity is not well done for this reason. Those who really knew what Hillary did, and now pick her apart …do have their own political or business agenda to consider.
Hillary and Obama both represent pretty much the same on issues. There are differences, and if we paid close attention to them, we would know that. However, you should know that those issues and resolutions to those issues can and will change. So, if you are planning for something solid to happen right away, don’t. At anytime for any reason, something will not be able to be done a certain way because of many reasons. Just like running a company, or raising a family, but in a much bigger arena. There is a real mess to clean up, and it will take time.
Obama is a newly wrapped package that many want. He is able to target his market and to me, it does not matter whether you are black, a white male, or that you drink Latte’s.
He evokes the emotion into his campaign, which is much like Nike commercials do.
I can’t think of one person I know that doesn’t need or want hope. It crosses all borders.
But, like all new and neatly wrapped packages, we want to see what’s inside. We often get caught up in the excitement of a new pretty package. We want to know that the item inside is what we really want or need, or if it’s just a pretty package with a good advertisement promotion. We are often inundated with advertisements for products that are supposed to be something better or something we haven’t got yet, and advertising that evokes emotions that we can identify personally usually sells more products, and that is how we end up with $160 pair of tennis shoes, when the $60 pair would have been just fine.
I liked listening to Obama when he would speak. It did engage me. What happened to me on the speech about Race? I sat and listened, and at first I thought it was really moving, then a familiar and unfortunate nagging came over me that I was being sold and distracted. I flinched. This is not about: “think about what you are angry about, perhaps you are not facing your own racism”. No, actually. I have done that all my life and really have taken action with that.
My own experience allowed me to see a campaign tactic. It angered me because this “new guy”, was selling his campaign on Race. I found it disrespectful to try to pull himself out of a jam by using something that is so important as that particular topic. Not just to the people of color, but by those who have come before him actually taking action to pave the way to make it possible to have a woman or a person of color to run for presidential bid. Those action takers were often bashed, micro-scrutinized and attacked while doing so, and paid a heavy price.
It was that same kind feeling that you have when you watch a CEO of the company you work gives a positive speech about “change”, the kind of change as it so happens, right before the company lays people off. You don’t have to be educated, or be a certain color to know that feeling of “forbidding” that pulls on your innards. In fact, drinking a Latte after that kind of feeling is the only thing you can do at the moment, if you can stomach anything at all. The only people, who do not recognize this type of feeling, are those who have not experienced it yet.
So, I ask the question “Who Is Obama” for a very good reason. I feel like someone was trying to sell me a used car without allowing me to take it to a mechanic to check under the hood. I won’t, because my experience tells me I should not and no matter how much the salesman tells me how hot I look in it, sense tells me it’s another sales tactic, and I make a judgment based from that experience.
All candidates embellish. It is not surprising to me, since I have been around for a while and have experience to observe this, I can really say that. But, if person doesn’t have much weight to begin with, then embellishing what they do have for substance, it is not much is it?
You should vote and support for whom you believe is the best person to run this nation. You should not take for granted who that is no matter how emotional you are about them. You should never buy a car based on how it looks without looking under the hood, and you should always ask questions, even when those mock you because of it. If you don’t do this, then you allow yourself to be “played”.
Experience sounds old and boring, especially to the youth of our nation. But, after you go out and get hooked and find you should have had the mechanic look at your car before buying it because it is now not running, you realize why experience is important. Boring and unexciting maybe, but in the end it’s good.
I encourage you to do your own research on the candidate you are interested and base you decision on real facts. Allow the candidates to do their campaigning without “booing” them and hackling other supporters. Use your head first, then your heart.