I'm not sure ANYONE would want the HP endorsement, but here it is, finally.
Folks, we live in a two-party system. We can fight it, we can hope for a well-funded and qualified Independent candidate to one day have the courage to run, and we can dream about candidates like Ron Paul capturing the imagination of the brain-dead American people. But that's just not gonna happen, not in this day and age.
So we get two choices every four years, and we usually try to pick the best of the worst.
Well, this year, we get a truly inspirational, transformational and grounded candidate, Barack Obama, vs. More of The Same - John McCain.
This one's a no-brainer. HP endorses Barack Obama.
I'll be against a good deal of what Obama proposes - including amnesty for illegals, any type of housing gambler bailout, raising taxes on high earners and entrepreneurs to pay for entitlements, and any type of big-government social programs. And I'll fight him just like I fought The Worst President Ever, George W. Bush, when he does stupid things.
But I'll be for so much more - a rational and outward-reaching foreign policy, a pro-business entrepreneurial economic policy, a re-introduction of America to the world, a commitment to pulling ALL the troops out of Iraq, protecting the rights of women, nominating sane moderate judges to the Supreme Court, a proactive energy and global-warming policy, a domestic policy that respects minorities, women and gays, a health-care policy that tries to reduce costs while increasing the rolls of the insured, a pro-science and pro-research approach to the problems of the day, and a reversal of the Bush Administration's attack on privacy, habeas corpus and the rule of law.
Barack Hussein Obama is a truly once-in-a-century transformational leader, uniquely positioned to help America recover from the stench of the Bush Administration, and reposition America as the country of hope, optimism, morals and freedom.
A young black man leading the most powerful country on earth is also a moment of inspiration and change whose importance will never happen again once it happens, a moon-shot for the 21st century.
February 12, 2008
HP enthusiastically endorses Barack Hussein Obama for President of the United States, with reservations and with hope.
Posted by blogger at 2/12/2008