04
Feb
11

the candidate

Interviewer: Carlos Watson.

Note the consistency of the message ;-)

Thank you Eleanor.


21 Responses to “the candidate”


  1. February 5, 2011 at 12:23 am

    CARLOS CALLED IT!!!
    STRENGTH AND HONOR MR.PRESIDENT

    • 2 Hachikō
      February 5, 2011 at 11:01 am

      Yup. He sure did. It’s as if he had a glimpse into the future.

      I never understood all the liberals whining and moaning about how President Barack Obama is not the Obama they voted for. They claim he’s changed and let them down. My response has always been and will continue to be: You have no clue who you voted for then! You weren’t paying attention to what he was saying and what he’s all about. seems to me those people were projecting their own ideals onto this man, and now that he’s not living up to them, they whine and sling mud at him.

      Barack Obama 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 years ago is still the same Barack Obama today. He has not changed. Not even his message has changed.

      He’s one of the most consistent and self-aware people I’ve ever seen.

      God bless him.

      • February 5, 2011 at 11:21 am

        Hachikōooooooooooo! It’s been a crazy week so I didn’t get the chance to update everyone on how things have been going for you. Do you want update them here? Hope everything’s going well, talk soon.

        • 4 Hachikō
          February 5, 2011 at 11:59 am

          Hey love! That’s ok! Not to worry. I gave my most recent update in your current top post. :-)

          Big hug {{{{Chip}}}}

  2. 5 collegekay
    February 5, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Big fundamental, controversial change.
    That’s our guy!! Love this President.

  3. 6 VC prezOfan2
    February 5, 2011 at 1:36 am

    He has that charisma. People just come to him.
    .. a call of greatness on him
    There’s something about him that tells me in my gut that he’s the right person.

    Sounds familiar to you all? So, from way back then people noticed what we have been noticing since we became aware of him – the man calls to something deep inside! We can’t all be wrong, eh? I loved his comment that a congressional delegation just doesn’t provide a realistic picture to judge a nation. It’s like a vacationer visiting a (3rd world?)country for a couple of weeks and then pontificating like an expert on the lifestyle and the ‘natives’.

    I will bring the best people for the job regardless of their affiliation. …. check

    I haven’t brought my A game yet – I wonder if, in his opinion, he has ‘brought his A game yet’ in 2011? What do you guys think? Do we need to create(innovate) a scale above ‘A’ for this president?

    • 7 majii
      February 5, 2011 at 3:30 am

      I’ve always thought that he brings his A game to whatever he attempts to do. It’s his nature. PBO does not like to lose or fail at anything. I recognized this in him shortly after he took office. He will do whatever it takes to learn the things he needs to learn to be an effective president. Others take his studiousness and his knowledge of the subjects he speaks on as either elitism or arrogance, but it’s neither. PBO is a man with basic principles that he never forgets about or compromises. He is dedicated to always doing his best at whatever he attempts to do. Many have a problem with this because their approach is to either do as little as possible, to do it quickly and make a lot of mistakes, and to not care if there’s a negative consequence as a result of doing things this way. I call it the GWB way of governing. We are blessed to have PBO as our leader at this time in history. I’ll take studious, open minded, and deliberative over “gut feelings” any day.

      • 8 VC prezOfan2
        February 5, 2011 at 11:46 am

        Quite true, Majii, all of what you say! However, I’m still going with my ‘gut feelings’ that he is a one-of-a-kind president. ;)

        Hey, what are you doing up at that time? Don’t you sleep?

  4. 9 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 5, 2011 at 6:47 am

    AND LOOK AT WHERE HE IS TODAY…HOLDING ON WITH THE SAME STRENGTH,HOPE AND ENCOURAGEMENT…WORKING FOR ALL THE PEOPLE IN A COUNTRY THAT HE HOLDS DEARLY TO HIS HEART. THESE ARE THE GREAT QUALITIES WE HAVE ALWAYS NEEDED IN A PRESIDENT…ONE WHO IS NOT AFRAID OF CHALLENGE…ONE WHO VALUES THE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY…AND AROUND THE WORLD…MORE THAN POLITICS! OBAMA 2012 IS A NECESSITY IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE AMERICA’S FUTURE AND WE MUST STAND ALONG SIDE HIM AND HELP HIM. THIS WAS DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING’S DREAM AND THIS IS PRESIDENT OBAMA’S DREAM! WE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE HIM IN THE WHITE HOUSE!

  5. 11 Dorothy Rissman
    February 5, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Chipsticks, thank you for this video. He looks so much younger, and that was just a few years ago.

    It was great to see the Gardens he work so diligently to help. It also brings back tons of memories from Dreams of My Father. This great man is the American dream.

    A black child with a missing father, a wonderful mother who had a great spirit, but in many ways was absent too. I know she loved him, but I think she felt she had bigger things to do. I think it is truly an amazing story.

    It could have all gone wrong for him, but he made it all the way to the presidency.

    • 12 Sue in Minnesota
      February 5, 2011 at 11:45 am

      And it wasn’t about being President, but rather what being President would enable him to do…..always for others.

    • 14 VC prezOfan2
      February 5, 2011 at 11:57 am

      ‘It could have all gone wrong for him, but he made it all the way to the presidency.’ :) Dorothy

      Thereby providing a very real example to SOOOOO many, young and old, of what focus, discipline and hardwork can do. IMO, for millions of teens the world over, the President’s is such an in-your-face example that being ‘single parented’ doesn’t predispose you to failure. {I know there are many, many such examples out thee, but none comes to mind that will have as great (in terms of numbers) an impact IMO.

      • 15 Dorothy Rissman
        February 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm

        VC, I think you have a great point. PBO will be used in the classrooms of the future to encourage students to dream big dreams, and when faced with hardships one should not give up the dream.

  6. February 5, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Just today I was taking to my students about my obsession with president Obama.

    It cracked them up. :)

  7. February 5, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I don’t care what anybody says. I’ll always love and admire him.

  8. 20 stylishgurl
    February 5, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    LOL…talk about foreshadowing! Go Big or Go home.

  9. 21 Jennifer
    February 5, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I liked what the community organizer said about Obama’s unusual ability to carry the weight of the hopes and aspirations of a whole bunch of people. I certainly feel that the president is carrying mine – in everything that he is trying to do for our country. I worry about the effect of the burdens of his office and the weight of all our aspirations, but when I listened to the president’s comments at the National Prayer Breakfast I realized that his commitment to serve is grounded in faith. That has to be sustaining.


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