Watching the President’s interview with Chris Matthews this evening made me realize what it is that makes me lose faith in him: listening to or reading the media and the multitude of internet voices. When I hear him speak for himself, I realize why I became a supporter early on and why I still have faith in Barack Obama as my President.
And yes, I know: that sounds sappy and naive. But it’s honest.
I did not support Obama in 2007 because I thought he was another Paul Wellstone or Howard Dean. I understood he was more of a centrist, not quite a progressive in the way that I am. I wasn’t surprised that he didn’t seek to jail the banksters and other...Read the rest