Thursday, July 21, 2005

Politico groupie

Last night I saw the first black president of the United States. Barack Obama spoke in Arlington at a Tim-Kaine-for-Governor event.

That man is a rock star. When he came on stage, the speakers blasted U2's "Elevation," and the crowd went nuts. Afterward, my friend and I--and at least a dozen others--stood by the exit just to watch him do a few interviews and take a few pictures.

14 Comments:

Blogger Simba's Mom said...

I could not agree more! I am proud to have helped elect him as my Senator.

9:17 AM, July 21, 2005  
Blogger Running2Ks said...

I, too, voted for the guy. He has a heart AND charisma.

10:30 AM, July 21, 2005  
Blogger Mieke said...

Those experiences are always so exhilarating. I am looking forward to meeting him. I always wonder how Harold Ford feels about Obama's sudden rise - if he feels like he's lost some of the attention now.

11:19 AM, July 21, 2005  
Blogger corndog said...

I like the guy too, and his keynote speech gave me chills, but I worry about some of his votes so far in the Senate. Maybe he's just keeping his head down, getting the lie of the land, but at some point, I want his voting record to start aligning with his rhetoric.

11:19 AM, July 21, 2005  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Give him a chance, corndog--he's only been a Senator for...7 months? :-)

11:29 AM, July 21, 2005  
Blogger Yankee T said...

Love that guy.

12:07 PM, July 21, 2005  
Blogger Scrivener said...

Oh, I am so jealous! When he runs for President, I am going to quit my job and campaign for him full time.

2:22 PM, July 21, 2005  
Blogger Laura said...

Oh-yeah!

2:27 PM, July 21, 2005  
Blogger Courtney said...

I had a dream that the 2008 election was McCain vs. Obama. I wept when I woke up.

10:21 PM, July 21, 2005  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

McCain vs. Obama? Can you imagine the depth and sincerity of the debates?! Oh, that would be truly wonderful.

And welcome to the blog, Unpublished Opinion and Courtney!

10:33 PM, July 21, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure, you could see McCain vs. Obama. They'll be in the shadow debate alongside the Libertarian and Green candidates while the Republicrats limit the "real" debate to Frist and Clinton (H.).

Unless we're able to make the two parties relinquish their vise-like grip on power in this country long enough to give us a president we might actually want.

- NSAH

8:42 PM, July 22, 2005  
Anonymous Chris Geyer said...

I think the way we get the debate opened up is to participate more fully as a public in the predebate process. That is, before the debates are even set up, let it be known that you, the voting public, want to hear all the voices. Contact news organizations, call in to talk shows, both local and otherwise, and start a groundswell.

It's too easy to just resign ourselves to the two-party stronghold. We need to start early and speak up often before elections and formal processes if we really want to see it change.

I also got chills from Obama's speech. I hope he can survive the political process to become the leader he is so obviously qualified to be.

10:40 AM, July 25, 2005  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Thanks for the thoughtful comment, Chris, and welcome to the blog!

10:43 PM, July 25, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mccain President, Obama Vice, that would be the winning ticket, then in 8 years let him run for president and he should be ready.

7:38 PM, February 15, 2007  

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