Regardless of where you are on the political spectrum, this video is amazing and no matter how many times I've watched it, it still inspires me. With Obama announcing plans to expand President Bush's program steering federal social service dollars to religious groups, I had two conversations about Obama yesterday, both made me think of this video.

9 comments:

Kevin Davis said...

'Yes We Can' is to me, what 'Mofasa' was for the hyena's in the Lion King.

Ryan Billings said...

"Vero Possumus!"

Marfa said...

I found your blog (via Allie's)...
It's a captivating video, but I am far right on the political spectrum and think that seeing Obama over and over is TOO much. I'm voting against him. I don't think he really knows what he is doing. He is a great speaker, but that's about it.

Ryan Billings said...

^That says a lot... Mainly because you said "against" as opposed to "for" McCain. And to say he doesn't know what he is doing is funny because he just cleaned incumbent Billary's clock, who supposedly wrote the book.

Sorry Kev, didn't mean to hack your blog.

Kevin Davis said...

Marfa - I understand your view, as there a lot of people with it. But, as of now, Obama is like all other politicians - only time will tell if the abilities and character will benefit our country. Bill's character killed him and Bush's policies/abilities have hurt us. And as much as I hate only having two parties and choosing between the lesser of two evils with my vote, more parties would mean our country was even more divided and more lopsided. To Ryan's point it is interesting that you are against him, as opposed to being for McCain or another. I know for sure that the past 8 years with a "conservative" right President hasn't benefited our country. We still have as many abortions, marriage being re-defined. I think we should vote for the person, not the party, vote for the change we so desperately need and know that in the end the important thing is our love for God and people - not our democracy.

Ryan Billings said...

Kev- This is something I keep telling my dad and something Obama has tried to convey to the general public: At this point in time, at this point in our nation's history, we really need to focus on the issues essential to our survival and freedom. Abortion, gay rights, death penalty, and gun ownership are very important, but they may have to take a backseat this election because of more pressing matters - Iraq, the economy, foreign relations, education, infrastructure, and immigration. If we don't handle these problems we may not have the opportunity to debate the others.

I'm going to support the candidate I feel has the best chance of solving the pressing issues. If we disagree on some of the less pending matters, that's OK, because at least we will have a future to argue them.

Case in point - the people who are interviewed about Obama not wearing a flag pin. Is that really an issue? Really? You're not going to vote for someone because they don't wear a flag pin?

Ryan Billings said...

BTW Kev, did you see that Obama is accepting the nomination at Mile High!?

Kevin Davis said...

I wear a flag pin everyday. Actually that's a lie, but I'm gonna buy one. Actually that's a lie too.

Ryan Billings said...

I just bought stock in the Korean company that makes flag pins. Does this make me patriotic?!

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