- He's a true American: Barack knows the people. He wasn't born to priviledge like many politicians, and he's seen the humble as well as the proud. He has captured the American vision by rising up and working hard.
- He Represents! It's no secret Barack is half African American. I think it's time America had an African American President; if anything, to really prove that America is learning from it's past, and pressing forward with hope.
- He tells the truth. I know, I know. He's a politician and lawyer before that - so amazingly, the fact I trust the man I think says something real about his character. When he talks about hope in America - about not a "black America or a white America - but a United States of America" I know he believes it.
- No Alternative Agendas. One word "oil." I think Barack is running for America, not for big business (can we say Clintons and Wal-Mart?), not for crude oil exported from other countries (cough - Bush), but because he believes America needs change, and he believes he can bring that change. Granted, some of the changes he proposes I may not agree with, BUT, his reasons for change, I feel, are pure. He thinks it will better America - not further his own, personal, agenda.
- "Dreams From My Father" - We can see where he was, how he developed and transcended race to find who he was, and where he is now. He's a man with flaws, but more importantly, a man who progresses and learns. A friend showed me this article (which changed his Barack opinion - I'm so proud :)), talking about Barack's book, and I liked what he had to say. It's called "Biracial, but not like me." Check it out.
I know. I didn't mention his political ideologies on immigration or his stance on the War in Iraq, but honestly, when I vote for a President, sometimes, I just want to make sure I'm voting for a true American. He loves his family. He loves this country. And I think he's a good man, which lets face it, are hard to find these days.