Date: 02/21/08 13:05:19
Subject: Obama: Commitment & Integrity
Johnny D, welcome aboard!
It's good to hear from you. Glad to hear that you're talking up Obama to everyone. As you have probably realized, I'm on a mission. I see this as a historic moment and I just want to be on the right side of history.
As far as the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) is concern, they are politicians. Like most politicians, they will lick their finger and stick it in the air to see which way the wind is blowing....and right now, the wind is blowing Obama's way. You know, Johnny D., I respect those like Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. who is steadfastly loyal to his commitment to Hillary....a commitment is a commitment. It is those CBC members that switch their allegiance from Clinton to Obama due to pressure from their constituents were concern about reelection time. I would not trust what they say in public because they lack integrity to honor their commitment.
Integrity is the feature of John McCain's character I like most. I feel that if he believes that the U.S. needs to remain in Iraq, well, damn it....we'll going to remain there! I hope the eminent Republican nominee has the capacity to change his outlook when presented with new facts that dictates taking a different direction. Bush's commitment to the war is, I feel, due to his stubbornness and based on his stupidity. Obama is educated and has a world perspective that will allow him, along with expert advice, to make intelligent decisions. The results from the "expats" votes, today, proves that Americans living in other countries support him. You have travel throughout the world as I have and, invaribly, we hear what our host countrymen are saying about the presidential candidates....Barack Obama has universal support. This presidential candidate searches for the opportunity to build consensus and is willing to listen to council.
One would think, after having the opportunity to work with Obama, the CBC would have seen the talents of the man and put away their own self-interest to advance his run to the White House. Quite frankly, I think the good senator from Illinois won't even need their endorsement to be successful. It would have been nice to see the CBC's solidarity behind Obama, but that's politics.
Date: 02/21/08 03:15:48
Subject: Re: Obama: our destiny, our responsibility
Hey microbro sorry for the delay in getting back to you, I was one of those Virginians who voted in the Obama column. Three of my clients are on Obama's team: all attorneys, all young and black.
microbro where is the Black Cacaus? It seems that some are still operating under that Clinton Plantation mentality, anyway looking beyond Wisconsin. I am hoping that this thing will be over after Tex. and Ohio.