Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Barack Obama was everything he was hyped up to be. What a speech! If you couldn't get lifted off this man, you might as well be voting for Bush. Even after listening to both Clintons, Kennedy, Gore, Dean, and numerous others, Obama's speech was the best so far, bar none. What an impassionate, hopeful plea to take back what we claim to value. He offered leadership without preaching, and hope without false bravado. If this guy runs for President, you better believe I will be the first in line to sign up for his campaign. I can only imagine where Obama will be in 2008/2012, but he will no doubt be even more effective and more inspiring at that point. For now, I'll be happy he's representing his home state of Illinois in the Senate starting in 2005.