I have to admit that I was enamored with him too. I heard about his campaign for ascendency from state office to Congress. I even donated money to that campaign...enough to get me on the Obama Christmas card list, but not enough to actually get invited to dinner. The first time I heard him speak in person, I realized what they were saying about him was true. He's got an aura about him that just draws you in. Plus, I appreciated that his wife was just as accomplished, if not more so by some standards, as he is.
But I don't want him to run for President. Politics has a way of corrupting and bastardizing good people. By it's very nature, the system is not geared for big wins. In fact, politics is a game of compromise.
"What do I have to do for you so that you'll do this thing for me?"
I think Barack has a powerful message of hope and inclusion. I don't want to see that message diluted at all. Pundits say that he's also not experienced enough for the job. To that I say, maybe. But, let's be real, could he really do worse than G-Dub Jr? I doubt it. Then, come the JFK comparisons. Everyone is so eager to have a central voice rise from the masses and Barack could be that. But, isn't it bad luck to compare him to a President that was assassinated shortly after his term began? While the mainstream can relate to his white side now, we all know that the minute he makes a mistake, they'll be talking about how Kenyans are known for being delinquent. LOL
Maybe I'm being selfish. I want to preserve the image that I've come to know and respect. I don't want to lose that. Plus, I know that the mainstream is notoriously fickle. Sure they love him now, but, I don't trust that.
What do you think?