I just have to say that the last night of the Democratic National Convention was astounding. What an amazing night. For the first time since my first vote, I felt inspired. Felt the people might finally be galvanized. It was a great night, loved his speech. He said things I’ve been saying all along but what I liked the best was, “I get it.” Yes, he does indeed get it.
I’ve felt very strongly for over 30 years about three things politically (besides the obvious bleeding heart liberal, perhaps even radical anarchy at times):
- No one should be able to hold any political office without personally experiencing what it is like to go hungry. Not some cute little experiment for a week. Finally! A candidate whose single mother raised them and had to make ends meet and had to use food stamps at times. He knows what that is like. Both physically but emotionally.
- 10% income tax across the board for those above the povery line, those below? A sliding scale. No loop holes, no credits, no stupid deals for the rich. 10%. Period.
- The electoral college has GOT to go. No longer needed, antiquated bullshit, we need one vote equals one vote. Period.It’s the real reason why Bush won without the popular vote. Gotta go.
While Obama isn’t promising #2 he did promise to cut taxes for 95% of the taxpayers. Good. 2 out of three ain’t bad. I think #3 will be a long battle.
I bought bumperstickers yesterday and sent a financial contribution to the campaign for Obama. I also volunteered for any work they can give me as long as it doesn’t mess with my back.
Finally I give a shit again!
My total favorite quote of the night came from one of the regular ol’ joes who got up to speak. Now that ikn itself was unprecedented as well as opening the stadium to the general public that day. But the favorite quote of almost everyone? Came from mid-western, once long time republican, regular ol’ guy Barney Smith.
“We need a president who puts Barney Smith before Smith Barney”
Go Barney! And GO OBAMA! YES. WE. CAN!