Thursday, January 17, 2008

Obama v. Reagan

There is a huge difference between these two men and they style of change that they offer is quite different. As I mentioned yesterday, Obama is running as a non-partisan partisan. In theory, he's trying to meld the parties and pander towards a politically disenchanted voting population. This is fine for now. He needs to win the independents to seek the nomination and then he is going to have to make a decision as to who and how he appeals to the voters.

Obama seems to think that the voters are ready for a new direction like they were in the 1980's. I, for one, can't believe that Carter got booted. I mean, that guy predicted the world we live in today and offered easy solutions back then when it STILL was easy. Either way, that time has passed. The change that came from the 1980 vote was from a different age. That was the time when people poltically came of age in the 1960s and 70s. Their points and ideas are so different from what people want today. Hillary is from that time period. Most people in the GOP seem to be frozen in that time. Alot of Obama supporters were politicized in the 80s, 90s and even the 00s. We are his core and we can change the face of the nation, but we need a leader who knows offering a Reagan style of change without Reagan tactics is futile. Pave the way for the Dems to be the party of America, Mr. Obama!

Reagan ran a divisive campaign that demonized the Dems and managed to convince the country that the GOP was somehow divine. He did it well. I agree with Obama that Reagan did alter the trajectory of the country and its history, but it landed us here in a time of war, recession, rampant global anti-Americanism, and a real chance of losing "super-power" status.

By discussing this topic, he is trying to wield some of that energy into his campaign. He still doesn't understand why Reagan did so well. If he did, then Mr. Obama would be standing up and fighting for core Dem values. As I said, he is trying to get the nomination and I am going to stick it out, but the longer he waits the harder it will be to change his tone.

Change, as they all love saying, does not come from agreeing with your opponent. It does not come from making sure everyone is happy. It does not come from being pleasant. It comes from a fight. It comes from knowing what is right. It comes from standing up and fighting for what you know it right.

Stand up, Obama!!!


Anonymous said...

I would thing that a Democratic President along with a Democratic controlled Congess will spell some success. Let's start in Iraq!!

Mom said...

The above was me...sorry!