From what I have read, I like the guy.Â He seems to be a person with vision.Â People, who know what they are about, inspire me.Â The fact that he has come from a modest background and worked his way to be in a position to run for the Presidency of the United States as a serious contender.Â And he is only 46.Â That to me is impressive.Â I am impressed because he picked a path and followed it.Â When I look through his CV, his books, his speeches, his career, they all seem to be aligned with getting to where he ultimately wants to be â€“ the President of the United States.
I know we are not meant to compare ourselves with others, but when I look at myself at age 39, just 7 years younger than Obama, I have to wonder, could I run for president of the U.S. in 7 years?Â The odds are probably not.Â Would I want to? Again probably not.Â My point is I have not done the things that would be necessary for me to be a viable contender.
I have not paid much attention to U.S. politics for a long time.Â I was in a I want to do something that I normally donâ€™t do kind of mode this morning, so I bought a copy of Time magazine because it had a full picture of Barack Obama with the words â€˜The Contenderâ€? super imposed across him.
The articleâ€™s focus was on his recent change in tactics and tried over-emphasize that he was using old school tactics, which he said he would not do.Â The writer argues that it is Obamaâ€™s freshness that has captured peopleâ€™s attention and this latest turn in tactics might tarnish that freshness.
Despite the writerâ€™s attempt to raise doubt, I actually found myself admiring Obama and being the information junkie that I am, I immediately started searching the Internet for my information o Obama.Â I like the guy. And though I have mainly been a republican supporter since my army days, I would consider voting for Obama.Categorised in: Musings