Barack Obama has been doing an amazing job on the campaign trail, racking up the “will-votes” and money. And the fact of the money is no understatement. Obama raised over $25 million already, narrowly missing tying with Hillary at $26 million. Even so, that is an amazing amount of money that no one else has come close to yet. And with a long way to go before the actual votes come rolling in, we are looking at a record campaign beyond measure. We’ll just have to wait and see. Until next time….
Ok, if you really want to know what I think…. That is why you came to my blog, correct?
Well, my current thinking is that Al Gore will announce in September of this year that he is running for president in 2008. That is to be determined on whether if and when he does decide that he wants to run. I guess we’ll have to keep our fingers crossed.
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Alright, so NPR has a special ongoing topic called, “This I Believe,” putting people like Condoleeza Rice, Colin Powell, and others, along with everyday folks, to say what they really believe. Short essays that truly express the American spirit. So, in its entirety, here is mine that I have written.
I believe that the mix between politics and religion is becoming more and more conflicted. You should never mix politics and religion, let alone the entire aspect of where somebody stands on religious views as well as political views in the same dialogue. Why do we, as a country and society, have to inhabit the fact that you must be a Republican if you’re a Christian, or if you’re a Democrat, then you are either anything besides Christian, or an atheist?
Wholly, I believe this country was founded upon beliefs, but why do so many people still hold the notion that you should not speak of religion and politics in the same context? Because it creates diversity, as we have seen in the “liberal media” and in the halls of Congress.
Mitt Romney, being a Mormon and a Republican, has had to stand up for his beliefs as he’s running for president in 2008. So many people are worried that he is a Mormon, and he won’t be the best candidate for president. Now what has gotten us to this point? Is it the fact that the media portrays Christian Democrats or Mormon Republicans in a negative light because they “sway against their party?” That is why politics and religion is becoming more and more conflicted.
We don’t know how, as society as a whole, to figure out that you can be Christian and be a Democrat at the same time, no matter what the label “liberal” means. Or that you can be a non-Christian or non-mainstream Christian and still be a republican in the entire aspect of the ideology. The public refuses to believe that, while being central to ideological standards, we are not accepting the fact that other religions and other beliefs and politicians with these beliefs may come into mainstream politics and become part of the normal social scene.
Amazing. Couldn’t have said it better myself. He got the facts straight. Now, I’m not talking about George W. Bush. If he got something right, we would hear about it from him for months and months. I’m talking about Jim Webb, the Democratic senator from Virginia. His Democratic response was great. Now, for those of you who listened to him on the campaign trail, like me, you would have noticed that he repeated many of the same things that he did then.
First I noticed that he mentioned corporate America. He mentioned the profits that CEO’s were taking in, but that the other employees weren’t seeing even remotely the same kinds of profits or benefits.
The picture of his father was a personal touch on the response that some others wouldn’t have taken. I personally like how he incorporated his own view of things, seeing as how his son is in Iraq now.
Quite possibly the best Democratic Response I’ve seen. And props to the Dems for picking Jim Webb to do it.
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