Oh, Bama!

By: Jason Colthorp
By: Jason Colthorp

It gives me chills to think this is what it must have been like to live in the time of Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy.

Let me start by saying this is not political.  I'm not about to tell you who I like for president, because believe it or not-- I like a lot with all three candidates left.  There's also a lot I don't like.  What I like about Barack Obama is his ability to inspire.  My mom used to tell me how inspiring it was to listen to President Kennedy and how he made her want to join the Peace Corps and do more for America-- at age 13.  Growing up through things like Iran-Contra ("I don't recall"), Empty promises ("Read my lips... no new taxes"), lies ("I did not have sexual relations with that woman"), and Mission Accomplished,  I thought I would never see what my mom saw and heard ever again. 

But I was wrong.  It doesn't matter what I think about Barack Obama's speech Tuesday regarding race in America.  What matters is that you see it and read it.

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  • by Jason Location: Thank god, not in Hell, MI on Mar 20, 2008 at 05:45 PM
    Just when I thought this was going to be boring. Let's get it on! Republicans and Democrats alike agree Obama is a great speaker. That's all I'm pointing out along with the fact his last one was pretty good. Rush, Fox News, and the like-- all have agreed. But your little Silence of the Lambs tingle tirade is just the spice this blog needed. It ain't a party till something gets broken... and it ain't a blog until the meanies arrive. It's not a tingle, btw, it's the hair on the back of my neck. Thank you for your comment and have a nice day.
  • by Bring back Mellissa Proffitt Location: Hell, Michigan, U.S.A, Planet Earth on Mar 19, 2008 at 07:06 PM
    Aww that's sweet. Chris Matthews of MSNBC nonsense says that Obama makes his leg all tingly. So which body part does Obama make you tingle Jason? On second thought, don't answer that. How much did the Obama campaing pay you to write such drivel? Take my advice and stick to blogging about drink recipes and lusting after has-been 50 year olds.
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