Barack Obama: Champion of Hope?

This whole concept of hope driving a presidential campaign seems rather silly to me. Are there really millions of people in America without hope? Is it really possible for one man to change the entire direction of the country? Maybe, but it’s rather unlikely.

What IS clear is that there are millions of Americans clamoring for change. What is not clear is what they want to change and why. They just want change. Not all change is good change. The Nazi party’s rise to power in Germany in the 1930’s was a big change for them, but not a good one. Along the line of something a little closer to home, the Carter administration’s changes weren’t very good either….price controls on gasoline? I seriously doubt many of us would stand for waiting 30 minutes or more to fill up our cars.


Back to the original topic. Webster defines hope as the following:

1: to cherish a desire with anticipation

2: to desire with expectation of obtainment

No matter how you slice it, hope is a feeling. So, have American politics fallen so far into idiocy that one of the main themes in a race for the leader of the free world is a FEELING!?! Apparently so. Right now, it seems that Obama is writing checks that he can’t cash. If he gets elected, there are going to be a lot of angry people when they realize that their lives aren’t really any different than before the election.

The only hope I have with an Obama presidency is that I hope I’ll have some money and a job left at the end of it.

Charles Krauthammer is one of my favorite columnists who recently touched on this subject of hope in the Obama campaign (and how it is being exploited) as well as the people who call themselves the Cult of Obama.

Obama, the Platitude Salesman


One Response

  1. You nailed it! Obama has the style of JFK and MLK, but the depth of ideas of a GWB. He’s barely been in the Senate 2 years, and maintains his charities that exist only to take from the rich and give to the poor.

    And you’re right. If it’s 4 years of Obama, we’ll all be poor.

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