Not only am I swamped with more work than I can handle, but then I get to wake up to this. Pardon me for speaking plainly, but ugh.
That was my honest and heartfelt response as I watched Headline News in bed this morning, immediately followed by an overwhelming desire to stay in bed all day long. Forgive my lack of eloquence, it’s before 9 a.m. here. And apologies to any Hillary supporters in the house. As a candidate, she hasn’t won my heart or mind. Just the opposite, in fact.
So apparently the battle is not over for Barack supporters, although he still leads the delegate count. Obama is a savvy enough politician to know that he’s got a hard road ahead of him. The media has taken the gloves off,and he’s getting shouted at by zealous reporters now. In some instances, they’ve got solid issues to latch on to — NAFTA and Tony Rezko. In others, their case against him seems more… vague. Case in point, this cover story from the Dallas Observer, titled My Drama with Obama on the cover, Obama and Me in the article. Full disclosure, I work for a newspaper in the same chain. So no more opinions from me, but I’m dying to know what you all think about it.
I’ve been encountering quite a bit of Obama backlash from naysayers recently, and the most common bleat I hear is, “but what does he even really stand for? All he does is make speeches.” The best way to deal with the haters is by informing yourself. The key issues of his campaign are clearly stated on his official website, and there’s also a fact check page, where you can find his response on most of the recent attacks. Educate yourself, so when someone makes an ignorant statement that immediately evokes a WTF response, you have an accurate and intelligent answer to give. The sweetest satisfaction is in silencing a hater who doesn’t know what he or she is talking about.
Even after last night, I still believe the slogan chanted at each Obama rally. Yes, we can! But it won’t be easy.
What do you think?