i really do want to like senator barack obama, really i do. i even want to like him enough to vote for him because let's face it, he's the hip and trendy candidate for president. he blogs, he texts, emails and quite frankly is well into the 21st century compared to the alternative john mccain.
BUT... here comes the empathic but. he speech was awful last night. obama wanted to come off as a new and different kind of politician, one that could lead this country, but instead he sounded like the same old suit who says the same old things that all democrats say. we don't want 8 more years, bush and mccain are one in the same, blah blah blah. did anyone else think that barack riped on mccain more than he gave an inspiring speech?
honestly, i had such high hopes for his speech. never hearing him speak, i wanted to hear this man that is known for his speaking talent. i wanted him to inspire me to vote for him. i wanted him to have a speech that would truly go down in history. instead it was the same tired talking politics. tear down the opponent while building myself up. promising the same things while putting this coutry further into debt. he told 1/2 truths by quoting statistics of how great the democrat party and how awful the republic party has been and then wrapped up by saying he wanted a different america with different politicians who aren't divided by party lines. you do realize obama you just got done drawing party lines in the first part of your speech?
50 years from now no one is going to be quoting from this speech because it wasn't inspiring.
i really, really wanted to like him...