Run, Barack, run

Charlie Rose interviewed Barack Obama (D-IL) last night on PBS. I caught the last half of the show, and once again was spellbound by the Senator.

Articulate, thoughtful, low-key but confident. It wasn’t so much Obama’s position on issues as his thought process that impressed me. He’s analytical, open-minded, seems to consider broad options and consequences.

He’s going to be everywhere for a while, having just released his new book, The Audacity of Hope. Time magazine has a cover story on him this week that I need to read, and I may order his book.

I want to know a lot more about Barack Obama. I can easily see him as president of the United States, and right now I’m just looking for reasons why he shouldn’t be. So far, only his youth weighs against him, but looking at all the Good Ol’ Boys in Washington these days, that might not be a bad thing.

One comment

  1. I want to know a lot more about Barack Obama. I can easily see him as president of the United States, and right now I’m just looking for reasons why he shouldn’t be.

    ….okay, how about competence, capacity and experience. He has zero management or executive experience (though he may be a decent guy and agree with your politics, not mine, but your nextdoor neighbor might be the same and still not qualified to be President.)…..steve

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