I will be proudly voting for the candidate who inspires me to be the change I wish to be.
This was written by someone who announced they were an “Obama Republican” who posts on FreeRepublic.
A few thoughts on this brief reply.
“….inspires me to be the change…”? Change is not something you are, it’s a process. It a verb, not a noun. But it’s all of a piece with all of the other vacuous, meaningless slogans that come from the Obama camp like “We are the people we have been looking for” or “change we can believe in.”
On the Obama campaign website the headline says
“I’m asking you to believe…not just about my ability to bring about real change in Washington … I’m asking you to believe in yours.”What does this mean? Really, what does this bit of sophomoric sloganeering mean?
“Change, hope and the future?” These are virtually classic slogans that mean nothing … and everything. It’s a fill-in-the-blanks slogan where anyone can superimpose their own meanings. But everyone is not running for president and only one person can be president, so it’s critically important to understand what changes Obama plans to make, what he hopes to do and what he sees the future to be.
But since we really don’t know, all the clues we have about Obama and his actual beliefs and plans are the ideas he has espoused and the people he has surrounded himself with. That is what is so disturbing about finding the Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers were important to him. If these are the people who helped shape Obama, I doubt that “Obama Republican” will be pleased when he or she finds that the future is not “…the change I wish to be.”