The real difference between Clinton and Obama

It is too easy to suggest that I support Obama merely because we are both light skinned brothas with a flair for words, beautiful and dynamic wives and two gorgeous children.

It is because Hillary Clinton believes that the only thing wrong is that the right people aren’t in charge.

That the automobile of government lacks only competent drivers.

Obama on the other hand, believes that the car is broken and that he and others can fix it.

In the New Yorker (a LONG article, but a great read) George Packer says:

These rival conceptions of the Presidency—Clinton as executive, Obama as visionary—reflect a deeper difference in how the two candidates analyze what ails the country. Obama’s diagnosis is more fundamental: for him, the illness precedes the Bush years and the partisan deadlock in Washington, originating in a basic failure of politicians to bring Americans together. A strong hand on the wheel won’t make a difference if your car is stuck in the mud; a good leader has to persuade enough people to get out and push. Whereas Clinton echoes Churchill, who proclaimed, “Give us the tools and we will finish the job,” Obama invokes Lincoln, who said, “As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.”
All the race-baiting and politricks obscures the REAL differences.
Obama wants a new car. Clinton just wants the keys to the old car.


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