Think Politics Are Tired? Think Again.


I don’t care if you are Republican, Green Party, or Anarchist: watch Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. This is what we all have been aching for. It is graceful, eloquent, emotional, direct, forceful, filled to the brim with conviction, politically adept, aggressive, embracing, beautiful, and intelligent enough to wow all the politicos and policy whonks.

And watch the Obama biography video that came directly before his speech as well. It’s truly powerful, and it answers the questions that people on the fence that don’t know much about Obama might have. He is the candidate that America so desperately needs.

Do I sound captivated? Don’t take my word for it. Don’t listen to the talking heads on television. Go see this shit for yourself. It’s wonderful, and it will make you not only believe in politics, it will make you believe in the promise of America again. Really.

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Author: manderson

I live in NYC.

3 thoughts on “Think Politics Are Tired? Think Again.”

  1. Does a speech make a man? I’m tired of Obama, sorry. I can’t vote for McCain – but I can’t vote for Obama either. I will not vote for someone who though gives a great speech (my son does too) the only thing Obama has for him is overexposure created by a wonderful PR and media campaign. I am not a sheep and will not be led by the over abundance of TV and media ads who mean nothing. This will be the 1st election I will not participate in.

  2. You sound exactly like a sheep to me, actually. That’s the lamest excuse for “not voting” that I’ve heard yet, exactly in line, in fact, with the Republican PR machine (Obama is a “celebrity”, the media is in love with Obama, etc).

    A president is a representative of his or her nation’s people. Giving speeches, articulating clearly and well, is an extremely important part of their task.

    But a speech certainly does not make a man. No one is excited about Obama simply because of his speeches. We are excited because he not only talks well, but he walks the talk. This man has integrity. And if you don’t believe that, then guess what? You’ve just got spoonfed horseshit from the “overexposure” of the media. Not much of the media about Obama is all that positive, if you are actually watching it, which I sense somehow you really aren’t.

    How can you not like a candidate because he runs a “wonderful PR and media campaign?” Does your candidate have to be inarticulate, slovenly, and largely invisible? I don’t get it.

  3. Here’s another thing I think is ridiculous: only in America, it seems, do we actually hold the most positive attributes of a fine statesman against them. Obama is one of the finest examples of an American politician and public representative that can be found. It’s amazing what the media can do to spin his excellence into a negative smear, such as somehow rendering his amazing public speaking abilities and capability to articulate clearly to the populace into “oh, he’s just a celebrity.” Or his ability to recognize political nuance and complexity as “inexperience.”

    Granted, they don’t have much to work with in smearing him. He’s dedicated his life to positive and progressive change, and that’s exactly what a public representative should do. It’s amazing to me that somehow people still find a reason to belittle him, even if it is something so trivial as “oh, everyone likes him, so I won’t.” Just accept the fact that he is a shining living example of what is positive and wonderful about the United States of America.

    If you don’t agree with his policies because you think that the super-rich need to get even richer, and you believe that the oil industry needs to be subsidized, and you believe that the best foreign policy consists in blind retaliation and shallow strategic diplomacy, well, you’re certainly entitled to accept and endorse politics as they have been. Just be honest about what it is that you are accepting and endorsing.

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