The Choice Is Clear - Obama For President
Bull Moose Magazine Endorses Obama
By James F. Henry
Bull Moose Magazine Publisher
The major political parties have made their choices for the candidates who will represent them in the November election. After two weeks of electioneering, stumping, charging and counter charging, it is obvious the American public will be best-served by Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois.
Just as Abraham Lincoln came from the state of Illinois, destined to transform American politics forever, it is fitting that the nation's first African American nominee should hail from the Land of Lincoln.
Barack Obama has been destined to lead for decades. He served the citizens of Illinois as a member of the state Legislature. Before then, he established himself as a proactive leader who worked to improve his community of Chicago from the ground up. Grassroots organization, voter registration drives, striving to empower those who have been left behind by many administrations.
Barack Obama had the skill to take a high-priced job in a top law firm, but instead he chose to teach law students, passing along his considerable knowledge, particularly in the area of Civil Rights Law, a profession in which he excelled.
Politically, Obama has proven himself to be tough and astute. When he announced his candidacy, the so-called experts predicted this campaign would fail. He was going up against Hillary Clinton, the former first lady and a fellow Senator from New York. No "new comer" in Washington would ever have the means to compete against the ultimate political heavy weight like Clinton.
Yet compete he did, and along the way Obama inspired millions of people, many of whom are first time voters. He won in Iowa, which is predominantly white, showing that his appeal could cross over the racial divide.
In his first major decision, aside from the decision to run in the first place, Obama showed extreme wisdom in choosing Sen. Joe Biden as his running mate. Many wanted Obama to choose Sen. Clinton, myself included, but Obama recognized that in these dangerous times, it is critical to the country's security to be surrounded by competent foreign policy experts. Clinton will, no doubt, be among the people whom Obama consults on a variety of issues, but when it comes to matters of foreign policy and judicial appointments, it is comforting to know that Obama has such a valuable resource as Joe Biden to whom he can turn at any time.
It is also comforting to know that after eight years of Republican rule, with players like Karl Rove pulling Bush's strings, Americans will have a man in the White House whose only special interest will be the voters who elect him in November.
Therefore, it is with great enthusiasm that Bull Moose Magazine endorses Sen. Barack Obama for the Presidency of the United States.