Obama on the PATH

Obama in Newark on October 22nd 

When Barack comes close enough to town, I just have to go. When I see him speak I am reminded of just how much I believe in working for his campaign. I hate going to New Jersey, as every step of the New Jersey public transportation system discourages further entry. I actually made it out to Newark on time (which is always super hard for me), and saw the man speak. I never seem to get close enough to shake his hand, tho, which reportedly feels just like velvet…

October 30, 2007. Barack Obama, Public Transportation. Leave a comment.

Gotta have faith.

Faith vs. Politics

I managed to make it through Brooklyn for Barack’s faith forum without bursting into flames. The poster above is a list of the words attendees shouted out first in regards to faith, and then in regards to politics. Paints a hopeful picture doesn’t it?

October 19, 2007. Barack Obama, Faith, Volunteering. 2 comments.

Waiting for the C Train

As I step onto the subway…

“Is that an official campaign button?”

It isn’t, but wouldn’t it be cool if it was?

“It really would be. I think his campaign would be smart to copy your button. It shows the kinder, gentler side of Barack.”

Do you really think he has a bad attitude sort of image in the minds of most Americans, tho?

“Not so much, but he usually looks pensive. I think he’s worried that Gore is going to run.”

Hmm…I don’t, but that’s interesting. I wonder how many people agree?

October 14, 2007. Barack Obama, New York City, Public Transportation. 4 comments.

Just go get ready to VOTE!

Please people, let’s help Barack win NYC! Get yourself right with your voter AND party registration by October 12th, AKA Friday.

October 11, 2007. Barack Obama, New York City. 2 comments.

18 and Life

One of the things that I hate about New York City in the fall are the NYU freshmen. They clog the streets and ruin parties all over downtown with their underage nonsense. Last Saturday I was at a friend’s apartment/backyard for a party, so I figured I wouldn’t have to deal with the new kids. I was wrong.

“Barack’s skin is yellow. He should be the first Chinese president!”

But he isn’t Chinese…

“He’d have a better chance of getting elected if he was, tho. What do you say to people who tell you that Barack is too black?”

No one’s ever said that to me before, so I wouldn’t know.

“I mean, a lot of people are saying that he’s too black, like, he makes a big deal out of how black he is even though he’s part white.”

So what makes him too black is that he isn’t white?

“I guess so. I don’t want my first vote to go to Obama.”

Oh, you’ve never voted?

“I’ve never been old enough.”

I totally did not tell this kid to get registered to vote by October 12th. I work with children all day long, so I don’t need them around when I’m trying to socialize like an adult.

October 2, 2007. Barack Obama, Racism. 3 comments.