Thanks for the PODcast.
It was a good listen. My notes:
Obama already swore on the bible when he took his Senate position.
Bill, I actually think the internet has had a HUGE influence on educating politicians and leaders in this country of how smart the people and how much
we are willing to take, to buy, to let them get away with.
As regards when the candidates were ahead and behind, Obama was ahead for a long time before the Democratic Convention. He spiked the night of his
speech there and then Palin was announced the next day. That was the beginning of the rise of McCain and he was up for about 17 days, but started to
go down BEFORE the economy took a dive. The reason McCain started to go down (in my opinion) is Sarah Palin's interviews. The honeymoon was over.
Once the economy took a dump, and McCain got all erratic, it was all over.
Obama is brilliant. I'm thrilled that we have someone I won't actually become nauseated by when he speaks. He's thoughtful. People say he says
"uh, uh, uh" a lot (which he does), but like his father, he speaks in paragraphs! The wheels are turning to get it all laid out and then when he
speaks, a whole well-formed paragraph comes out.
Obama entered Harvard Law School in 1988. In February 1990, he was elected the first African–American editor of the Harvard Law Review. Obama
graduated magna cum laude in 1991.
As an aside, if McCain had picked Romney AND stayed true to himself instead of being "coached" by the GOP, I do believe he would have won.
Obama self-identifies as black. He has said, "I am black". Therefore, he is black. People call me a liberal. I am not. I get to say what I am and so
does Obama. Obama's father is African
. His mother is American
. If Obama is not African/American, NO ONE is.
I don't think his white
heritage has much of an impact on his win. He would have won if he was "all black". If people weren't going to vote for a black man, they wouldn't
have voted for a "half-black" man. He could have been green and he would have won.
Great job, guys! More, please.