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Unfortunately,
what Oprah says is listened to and her choice may influence a lot of people to vote a certain way simply because Oprah said it.  That is the sad state of our country because too many people don't think for themselves.  They allow entertainers to do it for them and entertainers often know less about reality than most people in the world.

posted by whimsystoryteller on September 11, 2007 at 12:12 PM | link to this | reply

You are correct in your assessment regarding a change in Washington however...Oprah backing Obama will not bring this about. She needs to stay in TV and he needs to go home. Both are poor choices to represent how we should vote..Who cares what old Harpo has to say?

posted by Offy on September 10, 2007 at 9:02 PM | link to this | reply

You missed the point I was making...
I know that Washington needs changing but you also have to deal with reality.  Most of the people who are in Washington aren't there for idealistic reasons.  Washington is a power center and with all of the people there who like it that way, it is highly unlikely that anyone is going to change it because change would mean they would have to give up their power and that's not going to happen.

It has nothing to do with skin color.  It has to do with power and greed and the Democrats have demonstrated their unwillingness to give that power up in the recent performance they gave in their overnight filibuster.

If you really believe that any one person can be elected President and change the power struggle in D.C., you are naive.  Like I said, I grew up around politicians.  They aren't in it to change the country or make life better for you or me.  They are in it for the power and prestige and money. 

Even Obama isn't as idealistic as he is trying to portray himself.  And, if he doesn't smarten up some and start dealing with realities, he's going to be laughed right out of the race.

I know that I don't want a President who is an idealist.  I want a realist in office who knows how to deal with real problems and stand up to the opposition.  I want someone with some strength and resolve and so far I haven't seen any of that in Obama or in any of the candidates really.

posted by whimsystoryteller on September 10, 2007 at 8:47 PM | link to this | reply

change in Washington

Let me explain this to you, and I hope you pay close attention- Opera uses her position in society to bring attention to a great number of very good causes.  She is not someone who is not to be taken seriously- she has her finger on the pulse of American women.  If you want to know what I think- I will tell you this, if that woman is backing a politician, she has a strong belief in what he wants to do.  She is cool chick- and in all the years I have watched her show I have grown more and more fond of her- I respect her for the woman she is- the problem is not Opera, or who she is backing or not backing- the problem as I see it is that Washington needs a lot of change- and anyone willing to go there and try should be given a chance- not beaten down by a status or the color of his skin.  Wake up, in case you are not paying attention, Washington needs a lot of change, and I would support any candidate who wants to take a stab at it- just for the entertainment value alone!

Best,

Tammie Anderson

posted by Harvardgirl_global on September 10, 2007 at 7:11 PM | link to this | reply

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