Sunday, February 3, 2008

Happy February!!!!

Super Tuesday is in two days, so I have decided to take an excerpt from my good friend over at And Along the Way and look at the two major Democratic candidates.

"Hillary Clinton's Top Three Issues: (As they appear on her site)

America's middle class is under siege and ready for change. People are working harder and longer for less and less. For six long years, America's middle class and working families have been invisible to our president. When Hillary is in the White House, no American will be invisible to the president of the United States.

America is ready for a leader who will end the war in Iraq. Hillary's roadmap out of Iraq, the Iraq Troop Protection and Reduction Act of 2007, is a plan to end the war before the next president takes the oath of office. But if the Bush administration won't end the war, as president and commander in chief, Hillary will.
The choices we make about energy touch nearly every aspect of our lives. Our economy, our national security, our health, and the future of our planet are all at stake as we make a choice between energy independence and dependence on foreign sources of oil. Hillary has proposed an Apollo Project-like program dedicated to achieving energy independence.

Here's the issue I thought was interesting, in all of it's uniqueness. I very much appreciate this issue.

Hillary's historic statement in 1995 that "women's rights are human rights" still echoes worldwide. As a lawyer, advocate, First Lady, and senator, Hillary has fought for issues important to women here at home and around the world for decades. Hillary will continue her lifelong fight to ensure that all Americans are treated with respect and dignity.

Barak Obama's Top Three Issues: (Again, as they appear on his site)

Civil Rights
There is no more fundamental American right than the right to vote. Before the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act, barriers such as literacy tests, poll taxes and property requirements disenfranchised many Americans, especially minorities. More than 40 years later, there are still numerous obstacles to ensuring that every citizen has the ability to vote.

"We must build a world free of unnecessary barriers, stereotypes, and discrimination .... policies must be developed, attitudes must be shaped, and buildings and organizations must be designed to ensure that everyone has a chance to get the education they need and live independently as full citizens in their communities."

As president, Barack Obama will implement a 21st century economic agenda to help ensure that America can compete in a global economy, and ensure the middle class is thriving and growing. He will increase investments in infrastructure, energy independence, education, and research and development; modernize and simplify our tax code so it provides greater opportunity and relief to more Americans; and implement trade policies that benefit American workers and increase the export of American goods.

I especially thought this issue was interesting. I would never think "Faith" would be an issue for a political campaign.

In June of 2006, Senator Obama delivered what was called the most important speech on religion and politics in 40 years. Speaking before an evangelical audience, Senator Obama candidly discussed his own religious conversion and doubts, and the need for a deeper, more substantive discussion about the role of faith in American life."

Whoever wins, congratulations!!! I saw a couple of people with Obama posters on 42nd. There was something big yesterday for him around there.
I also saw a dude playing the guitar shoeless. Why he would want to is a mystery to me, but I didn't exactly have the right size shoes to give him...

Interesting!!!!!! There were also some B-Boys preparing for a show [I never got to see it though].

Guys...If you're gonna have a show, you have to start it before people leave!

:]  Choose wisely this Tuesday!

♥ Chotpy ♥

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