Monday, January 07, 2008
Obama Working to Stop the Kenya Volicene While Campaigning.
As Obama says, "We have started something and now we have to finish it."
Well Obama's victory in New Hampshire has started early thanks to the tiny towns of Dixville Notch and Hart's Location (don't those sound like nice places to live?). The good citizens of these sleepy, no doubt cozy communities who are allowed to vote at midnight, voted for Obama.
And to the naysayers who claim that he doesn't have the ability to work with foreign leaders and handle foreign policy issues? Well yesterday he called the opposition leader in Kenya, his father's homeland where Obama is working with the U.S. State Department trying to stem the violence.
So there he is working on global issues, trying to help stop the violence in far away Kenya right before giving a speech to an at capacity crowd. After the speech he went outside to the overflow crowd and talked to them too. He doesn't just jump back on the warm bus like many candidates and turn the masses away but rather goes to them and engages them on a cold New Hampshire day.
"Ready to lead on day one" says Hillary but Obama is already leading, while campaigning. He's leading before day one. That's hard to beat.
One more thing about being ready to lead, Barack Obama is getting support and foreign policy advice from General Colin Powell. We can take comfort in knowing that Obama will and does take advice from a great source like Colin Powell. It is a sign to me that he will surround himself with sharp minds and people with decades of experience. I hope that Obama brings Powell into his administration and Powell indicated that he keeps the door open in respect to a possible position in a Obama administration.
I'd also like to see him bring in Joe Biden because of all his foreign policy experience. As well as John Edwars as V.P.
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