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    FishBiscuit, mscharizmaa

    I dropped my support for Obama over the McClurkin flap and voted for Kucinich even though he dropped out a few days before we voted here in California.

    However once he was nominated there wasn't a doubt in my mind who was going to get my vote in the general election. When I drew that little line connecting the arrow next to his name I was under no illusions about the man for whom I was voting and unlike some elections past I was voting for someone vs. against his opponent.

    Obama is pragmatic and puts a lot of thought into his choices (that's why I got angry about McClurkin). While I wouldn't make some of the same choices he made (I would have tapped Richardson for SOS), I'm not the president elect and he probably knows things I don't.

    At the end of the day I'm glad to have a president who won't embarrass us every time he opens his mouth. I'm glad to have a president that helps us restore the world's faith and confidence in the US. I'm glad to have a president who takes the time to think through decisions and the consequences of those decisions before he makes them.

    I'm not saying Obama isn't above reproach or isn't going to make any mistakes. Neither of those is true. Everyone is flawed even presidents. A lot of his strongest supporters acted like he was perfect in every way and now they're finding he isn't their ideological soulmate like they thought he was they are now criticizing his every decision.

    Me, I'm just happy we aren't listening to stories about McCain's cabinet picks and I'm willing to let Obama surround himself with whomever he pleases even if I may not necessarily agree.

    So many impeachable offenses, so little time... -6.0 -5.33

    by Cali Techie on Wed Nov 26, 2008 at 10:11:29 AM PST

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