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why I voted for Obama

November 4, 2008 Leave a comment

Now that I have officially solidified my position as black sheep in both of my families (my mom told me yesterday she didn’t want to “talk politics” with me), I thought I’d take a minute to explain myself to the three people who wander by.

1. No spending increases without corresponding spending cuts. Can he do it? I don’t know, but at least he is willing to give it a shot.

2. An expansive energy policy that rewards the development of alternative energy and never used or encouraged the phrase “drill baby drill”.

3. Incentives for domestic job creation.

4. His desire to get out of Iraq as quickly as possible.

5. He actually wants to engage in diplomacy with Iran instead of waiting until they push too far and then engaging in military conflict.

6. Three terrifying words – President Sarah Palin.

There’s more, but the above was more than enough. I spent more time and energy thinking and praying abotu this election than I ever have before and I felt good walking away from the polls yesterday that although my vote in Oklahoma probably won’t affect the election, my choice was the right one for me and my family and my view of the world.

Disagree if you must – but argue with your vote.

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