I am not sure if one person endorsing a presidential candidate means much to anyone. It probably doesn't influence people who don't like you, think you are a radical, have an axe to grind, or they think you are always wrong about things. Certainly even your friends wont agree with you many times. About all the people I know can agree on is that electing another republican war monger will kill this country's image for good. As I announce my pick for the Democrat I have to say that I think Bobbi might agree with me. My politically active son Justin might, but I haven't asked him. I am not sure what my daughter Noelle is thinking about this. I know a lot of my friends are pretty much split as are a lot of New Mexico Politicos.
I am endorsing Barrack Obama. I do so knowing that the organizational expertise of the Clinton campaign might be the spoiler for him. Although, the only visit to our door so far has been by a couple of nice Obama volunteers. If Hillary Clinton wins the nomination I will certainly do everything in my power to make sure she is the victor.
I am endorsing Obama for the simplest of reasons. I don't want to see two families controlling the United States for almost thirty continuous years. This is a democracy, not a plutocracy and we should remember that. These families get to feeling they are entitled to take over from other family members. That sense of entitlement scares me. This is a way of taking action. I am also not supporting Hillary because she voted to invade Iraq when deep down I suspect she knew better. That smacks of worrying more about ones image than the good of the country.
I also think that Obama is smart and is an agent of change. His election would send a great message to the world that America truly is a place where everyone has a shot at success. I think Obama is very likely to appoint great people to his administration and that they would bring a fresh approach to domestic and international affairs. I was disappointed in last nights debate on CNN when Obama started pandering to the religious fanatics.
I also don't think Obama will fall back on what the bush clan and Clintons have done. That is to blame either the right wing or left wing for all their problems.