Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Michelle Obama and Ted Kennedy at the DNC

Not sure if most Canadians care about the upcoming U.S election but I know quite a few do.

At the end of the day, America is our neighbor and we are directly influenced by their culture.

Needless to say, the last 8 years have been a disaster. I know hardcore Republicans who will be voting Demo this time around based on the mess GWB put his country and the world in. Sure, he is not solely responsible..you can add Cheney, Rumsfeld to the fritata. Bottom line and as cheesy as the line may sound, it is time for CHANGE.

Last night, I was really looking forward to 2 speeches. BTW, the only noteworthy ones. The first from Sen. Ted Kennedy. (he's suffering from brain cancer and made the trip to Denver to lend his support to B.O) He had everyone in the crowd in tears. His doctors told him not to take the trip but he went anyway. Brain Cancer? Think about that. What does that say? Says to me, America is in trouble and Ted thought it worthwhile to travel across the country to tell everyone about this man with "the funny name".


Barack's wife Michelle gave a great speech last night. She was real, natural and showed America not only why they should vote for her hushand but why she would make a great first lady. There were several funny moments from how she first rejected her husband, thought he had a funny name, wears the same clothes he wore 10 years ago and her two children interacting with their dad really showed how typical the Obama's are.

Barack is 47, his wife is 44. They have two kids under 10. This couple defines the American Family. Not since the JFK era has America seen such a young family in the White House.

Last night showed me if I wasn't convinced already, why Barack needs to be in office. If only we had as interesting politicians here. No one in Ottawa excites me. What a snorefest a fall election would be compared to the excitement south of the border.

If you get a chance, watch the DNC. Amid some boring speeches and filler, you'll find some great buzz and excitement from a country desperately searching for a new identity.


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