Earlier this week, a McCain supporter asked me why I thought Obama was qualified to be president. Before I found out that this man wasn't sincere, I thought he was serious and really wanted to know.
As it turned out, he was a whack job. All he wanted was for me, once shown the light, to agree with him that Obama is a muslim terrorist who will steal your guns, make love to your women and barbecue your household pets.
But before he revealed his crazy nature, I answered him like this:
A wise man once said that we don't elect presidents to govern, we elect them to lead. Resumes, while they're instructive, don't tell us everything. Lincoln's resume was as thin as Obama's, but he was what we needed during a dark time.That's why I voted for Obama. And if you haven't voted yet, that's why I ask you to choose the future instead of the past.
Obama has run a multimillion dollar campaign with remarkable discipline and a cool head. He has inspired millions to think about politics with hope rather than cynicism.
Obama has called us to serve and challenged us to take ownership of the change that's needed to right this floundering ship.
Obama speaks to us like we're grownups instead of willful, irresponsible children. He has moved beyond the politics of fear and resentment. He has given us a choice between a level-headed young man of intelligence, hard work, energy and optimism versus an irritable 72-year-old who is still caught up in the cultural battles of the 60's, a man who has shown abysmal judgment in everything from his choice of VP to his embrace of the Bush trickle-down snake oil.
Vote for Obama. You'll like yourself in the morning.