UPDATE: The Teamsters union has just endorsed Obama.
Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and the rest of America, the time is now, the moment is yours and now it is up to you to bring us home to our house--the White House. We can not wait any longer to take this country back and move it in a bold and new direction. This isn't about Barack but about us all. It is about reclaiming our country away from the fear mongers, the corrupt policies of George W. Bush and the pessimists that say the road is too long, the journey too great. Yet we know that nothing in the great history of America has been accomplished through fear. America has proven over and over that the power of the people united together, arms locked in solidarity can do anything that our minds are determined to do.
Let us not waiver by the doubters and naysayers who are trying an will continue to try and tear this new wave of the America dream. They can not take away our hope that gives us the conviction and motivation to do whatever is necessary to rebuild America city by city, county by county, state by state. Let us not fear the critics for there will always be someone who seeks to block our positivity because they fear change as change upsets the balance of power that has been so tilted toward corrupt politicians and corporations who have nearly killed off the American spirit. This time is different but we must act now to come to the aid of our brothers and sisters who are losing ground financially and medically thanks to the policies of the past that put business interests above those of the American people. We are hear united behind the next great president to say that we have had enough abuse, we are taking back our power and we will defeat the politics of fear and division. We need a president for all Americans instead of one who favors party over principles and corporations over the people.
Yet we must be cautious in our excitement as change isn't easy and there will be many who will seek to tear down this movement. We can not slow down, we can not become complacent but must push forward until we reach our goal of transforming this country back to the greatness that we know it has been and can yet still be. I have faith that a new day is coming, a new dawn is breaking to introduce a new period in American history that shifts the paradigm from one of fear to one of power, from one of force to one of united effort for the greater good.
This is a new century that requires new leadership and Barack Obama is that leader. His judgment is sound and he has proven that he can remain cool and calm under pressure which is an essential quality to have as president of the UNITED States of America as we blaze a new path. He has proven that he has the charisma to bring people into the process and combined with his brilliance we see that he is a leader that can not just unite American again but help greatly in uniting the world once more to combat the new challenges that face our planet such as global warming. He has the vision that is sorely needed in American politics today. America has been mired in the back and forth fighting between two families, the Bush's and the Clinton's and I don't know about you but I'm tired of playing this game of who has the better dynasty. It is a petty, immature game that is being played while American continue to suffer and fall behind. We need a leader like Barack who can end that era so that we can get on with the business of the people.
And so Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and our other great states yet to vote--it is up to you. It is time that we say no to the destructive policy of "free trade" that was kicked open by the Clinton's and continued under Bush. The only "free trade" about it is that China has basically gotten American jobs and resources for free under Clinton and Bush. I'm tired of living pay-check to pay-check because we can no longer compete with the rest of the world and that isn't because Americans are lazy but because the last two administrations have sold us out. That is why we need the fresh vision of a Barack Obama who can bring those jobs back home and create new ones in rebuilding America's infrastructure and investing in new green technology that will create many new jobs. We may have had out jobs ripped out from underneath us but we can create new and better ones and the person to lead us into that new and better economy is Barack Obama.
Meanwhile, what did Hillary talk about last night? Fear. The first words out of her mouth were how dangerous a world we live in and somehow intimating that Obama can't handle such a world as if he wouldn't have a Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State and the Joint Chiefs to advise him. I'm not worried about his judgment it is certainly better than Bush and better than Hillary's stubbornness that tends to cloud her reasoning. Then she down shifted in saying, "Words are not enough unless you match them with action." Well Hillary, is 10 victories in a row by Obama enough action for ya?
The time to stand up and be counted again is NOW. Don't wait for a better moment for all be have is NOW. The time is NOW to acknowledge that Obama is more electable than Hillary Clinton or John McCain. The most recent Reuters/Zogby polls on this show Obama leading McCain right now 47% to 40% whereas McCain is beating Hillary 50% to 38%. It is clear that people are embracing Barack in growing numbers and that is a powerful statement on how broad his appeal is across all party lines and political views.
I'll leave you with the video of Obama speaking last night after winning the great states of Wisconsin and Hawaii: