Kerry endorsing Obama for president
“Our country and our party are stronger because of John's service, and I respect his decision. When we were running against each other and on the same ticket, John and I agreed on many issues.”
Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, intends to endorse Sen. via Berkshire Eagle
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#1 Jan 10, 2008
Choosing our Next President
Barack Obama is referred to by some as the man who may become the first black president of the United States. In his books Obama tells the interesting story about his life and his family, about a father from Kenya and about his American mother and how they met as college students in Hawaii.
At age 6 young Barack was already living in Jakarta with his mother and his Indonesian step father before moving back to Hawaii at age 10 to be raised by his maternal grandparents when his mother and her second husband divorced.
Over the years Barack Obama has had bonding experiences with white and black relatives and with Asian family members, but not without an understandable struggle to find his own identity. Being immersed into a multiracial family helped him develop a keen ability to understand and to resonate easily with people of various ethnic backgrounds and to quickly get beyond differences in physical appearance and culture in order to deal with issues of genuine significance.
Because of his appearance and his marriage to Michelle, a black woman, at first glance it would seem that Barack Obama is simply a very intelligent, talented, and dynamic black candidate for president. But knowing a bit more about his family background allows one to appreciate how this 46 year old multiracial African American man might indeed be able to understand, to unite, to lead, and to serve all Americans in a way that has never been done before.
Unlike those who may live in many other parts of the world, most Americans dont really want to choose their next president based on who the candidates parents happen to have been. Americans for the most part are more interested in the qualities, abilities, and knowledge possessed by a particular candidate and the character revealed through that individual's life experiences.
#2 Mar 4, 2008
That was nice, and then his racist wife, opened her racist mouth and to hell with all your thoughts about his unique ability to be able to judge people.
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