Saturday, February 2, 2008
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i've had this feeling before.
i was in college when jesse ventura ran for office in minnesota. say what you will about his actual tenure as governor, but it's difficult to dismiss the energy of his campaign, his ability to bring in disenfranchised voters as well as young people, and his platform of change. the voter turnout in our mid sized minnesota college town was incredible. the feeling that we could actually have our voices heard was amazing. knowing that our college vote played a very decisive factor in the election, knowing that our vote actually did matter helped spark my political transformation. i was suddenly invested in political discourse. i felt like things could change. i believed in the power of the people.
i feel all of these things again, but this time on a much grander scale. the stakes are higher. the need for a fresh approach is more desperate. the possibilities are far more promising. we can believe in america again. the most appropriate leader for this transformation has presented himself. he is barack obama.
the los angeles times just endorsed barack as we prepare for super tuesday. their endorsement very succintly explains why he's the braver, more courageous choice. i couldn't agree more. don't make the safe decision this tuesday, make the right decision.