Born in South Africa under apartheid, Matthews witnessed first-hand how racial politics can devastate an entire nation — and how a single, eloquent leader can transcend decades of brutal divisiveness.
Philadelphia, Pa,_ Political pundits are suggesting the Democratic race for president will be over before July. Yesterday LEL spoke with a top member of the Obama team who said the campaign was cautiously but confidently moving towards doing just that and beginning to aim their campaign at John McCain.
We clearly recognize that Hillary Clinton is a skillful politician. But let’s face it – she also is polarizing. If she wins the Democratic nomination, the nation risks reopening wounds from the 1990s and merely enlarging its current political conflicts. Obama doesn’t carry the baggage of someone who’s been to the White House before.
The Democratic presidential campaign has changed the minds of some voters about their choice for nominee, and Barack Obama has benefited the most from those who have, according to a Gallup Poll conducted March 24-27. 19% switched from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama since January, compared to just 7% who switched from Obama to Clinton.
McCain’s was a top-heavy, slow-moving, money-hemorrhaging Hindenburg that eventually exploded, leaving the Arizona senator to resurrect his bankrupt candidacy through sheer force of will. Clinton’s campaign has been marked by vicious infighting and organizational weakness, as manifested by her terrible performance in caucus states.
We support the brilliant, inspiring & eloquent Barack Obama. A rare figure in U.S. politics – a deep thinker who rises above partisan sniping and makes statecraft seem noble. He appeals to the innate decency in all groups of people, beyond party lines, without personal grandiosity. He can restore America’s finest values, honor and fairness.
“He’s basically rekindling the idea of new ideas, young people getting involved, idealism, and I think that he has hit a very unusual chord, and he’s an unusual politician.”
Eager to stop intraparty fighting, dozens of local Democratic Party leaders are urging Virginia’s superdelegates to unite around Barack Obama for president.