Obama envisions a government that inspires and leads, but most importantly includes all Americans. At Obama rallies, Barack leads the chant, “Yes WE can!” At Hillary’s, supporters shout “Yes She Can.”
Obama envisions a government that is accountable to itself and the people it serves. He wants to make government records freely available for citizens watch groups to monitor online. The Clintons have been mired in secrecy and tinged with corruption since the 90s.
Obama wants to turn a new page in foreign policy, restore America’s standing in the world, and use diplomacy instead of preemptive war. He will talk to friend or foe. Clinton voted to give Bush the greenlight to war in Iraq, does not regret it, and calls Obama’s opposition mindset a “fairy tale.”
Obama taught Constitutional law, fought to pass a bill that requires the videotaping of police interrogations, and will immediately END torture and restore the civil liberties that have been raped and taken from us by the Bush administration. Hillary voted for the Patriot Act twice, giving Bush not only the power to wage war, but actually spy on and detain Americans without warrant.
Obama is staunchly anti-corruption. He catalyzed the passing of Senate bills and reform requiring campaign finance and lobbyist contribution disclosure. Hillary, when challenged about taking large sums of lobbyist money, scoffs at the idea that it’s at all unethical.
Obama is well versed in technology issues and demonstrated his firm defense of net neutrality during his visit to Google. He singularly intends to appoint the nations first Chief Technology Officer and ensure that the government’s infrastructure is up to date. Clinton, to her credit also supports neutrality and wants to “expand broadband access” but does not have nearly as comprehensive a plan as Obama’s.
Obama has a natural ability to reach and appeal to conservatives, Republicans, independents, and people of all backgrounds. Hillary has a natural ability to unite conservatives against her, and, in their own words, would be a dream to run against.
Obama’s message of hope over fear and diplomacy over war can starkly contrast himself against McCain’s pro-war, pro-business, pro-Bush platform. Hillary’s “I can command from day one” argument would fall flat on its face against a Vietnam war hero, and her muddled position on the Iraq war cripples her ability to stand apart.
For the future of our country–please support Barack Obama.