posted on Jul, 24 2008 @ 02:46 PM
Originally posted by _Del_
reply to post by Quazga
Regardless of your personal reasons for voting/backing Obama, when even the incumbent party is campaigning on "change" you'd be pretty naive to
think that voter dissatisfaction isn't the recurring theme of this election.
Nope. Sorry, I don't think so. I think that the only reason the incumbent party is campaigning on change is because the opposition is. Look back,
at the primary season and you will see the "evolution of 'change'" on the campaign trail.
The GOP is quite happy with everything currently. How do I know? Because their initial response is that people who are having a problem are
"Whiners" and that the problem is purely psychological.
Nope, those who are voting for Obama are voting for change, but not the kind of change you might think. This isn't change from the current president
to another. Nor is it change from a crappy president for one that can do somewhat better.
This is the change of face for America as a whole! This isn't about dissatisfaction as much as it is about the Hope for something we have never
John Kerry was the candidate who should have won due to voter dissastisfaction. I remember the "Anyone But Bush" Stickers from 2004. I also
remember saying, the first time I heard Obama speak in 2004 at the DNC, "This is the guy who should be running for president! I don't care what
party he is leading, I'll vote for him!"
You see many of us view this as a fundamental change in how elections are won, how party lines are formed, how the rest of the world views us, and how
we govern ourselves.
This is why I didn't vote for Hillary. This is why Obama will be the next President of these wonderful United States.
[edit on 24-7-2008 by Quazga]