Barack Obama: A different kind of popular vote

Brad Willis

Brad Willis is a writer based in Greenville, South Carolina. Willis spent a decade as an award-winning broadcast journalist. He has worked as a freelance writer, columnist, and professional blogger since 2005. He has also served as a commentator and guest on a wide variety of television, radio, and internet shows.

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  1. Being that I’m a lot older than most readers here…either that or more wise for I read tons and tons of speeches. I once did get a CD of great speeches and I remember me sitting with my friend David LaGrange and listing to this one over and over…see we were alive and saw jesse on the podium…never so have I been so moved…Obama nothing…I highly suggest that everyone listen to these speeches:

    http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/jessejackson1984dnc.htm

    http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/jessejackson1988dnc.htm

    I always wanted to vote since but nobody ever put the hope in my like Jesse…B. Obama might be the guy to bring me out and vote…I’m really wanting to vote for his wife…but that is another story.

  2. Anonymous Little Willie says:

    I find it interesting that in consecutive posts you complain about the size of check you are going to write for your taxes this year, but then offer support for a presidential candidate who supports increasing your taxes.

    You are welcome to vote with your heart and emotions, but you then give up your right to complain about your taxes. Forever.

    Think hard.

  3. Rooster–I live in Jesse’s home town. He gets decidedly more respect from you than he does here in town. I have had many a run-in with the guy.

    Little Willie–My thinking goes like this…neither party is going to take significantly much more than I’m paying now. If I’m going to be paying this much anyway, I might as well see it spent in a way I can feel good about in the morning.

  4. 3 things…

    1) “There’s no chance the object of their affections will sell out (see Kurt Cobain circa the Buckshot Overdose Years)”

    2) “Even I, a fairly reasonable guy, tend to disregard Oprah-picks. I, like most people, don’t like being told what I should like and what I shouldn’t.”

    3) “But, if Obama suggests he will be the candidate who seeks to change the Washington paradigm and be a candidate for a generation of people who have never believed in anything, well, the guy has my vote.”

    These three things… all speak volumes, (to me) about the man we call ‘Otis.’

  5. Obama is no different. He believes in murdering unborn babies in their mother’s womb and believes in sexual perverts being married. He is a pig for that reason. It is a sin to vote for Obama and support these evil things.

  6. Well written, Otis! Very nice. Who needs the NYT when we have RER.

  7. Rev. Don,
    You mean sexual perverts like married ex-presidents who like to get head from young girls while in the Oval Office? Or maybe you mean married evangelical leaders who like to get off with male prostitutes. Yeah. You’re right. Those perverts shouldn’t be marrying women.

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