Friday, May 30, 2008

Why We Need Barack Obama

Barack Obama is attempting to become the first African American President of the United States of America. Will he lower gas prices back down to $2.00 a gallon? Will he curb black on black crime? Will he immediately improve our public educational system? Will he make black males suddenly become majority heads of households? The answer to these questions is an emphatic NO! Obama's idealistic campaign motto of "Yes We Can" gives all of us chills when we hear the words. However, our reality is still that we make less than the majority on average; have far less net worth; have higher divorce rates, and we continue to populate jails at a rate higher than any race.

We need Barack Obama as president to show all of us that anything is indeed possible if we focus our attention on a quality education, make sound decisions, display discipline and work hard. The latter qualities are usually attributed to athletes and entertainers, which we typically admire, but Barack Obama is showing us that if we apply these attributes to our goals and dreams that it may be possible for "regular folk" to overcome all of the obstacles that pervade our community.

Barack Obama is running an unparallelled campaign. Regardless of the outcome let's use his positive attributes to guide us to make all of our dreams a reality and to stay true to the "Yes We Can" motto.

1 comment:

Libertarian Lunatic said...

Unfortunatley we need more than a catchphrase. The best thing politicians can do for African Americans and everyone else is stay out of their way and let them purse their dreams uninterfered.