Thursday, October 30, 2008

It Doesn't Hurt that He's Also Sexy

Never before had a politician, of all things, moved me to tears [not tears of hope anyway, tears of frustration and anger oh my yes] as Barack Obama [really Spell Check? You don't recognize this name by now? Get with the program homeslice] did with his speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention:


But even though, when our eyes met through my television that night, generating stirrings of inspiration, I was doubtful about his eventual decision to run for president. It's not that I didn't have faith in him, no. It's that I didn't think it was his time. I was an Al Gore girl and I kept not so secretly hoping he'd toss his hat into the ring because I believed he would be the only one to defeat Hillary Clinton in the primaries and ultimately whomever the Republican candidate happened to be (at the time); and not that I had anything against Clinton either, I just didn't think she could clinch the win come November of '08.

Anyway, details... I didn't think Obama would have the support of the nation, collectively, to seal this deal. And I'm happy to admit when I'm wrong, because good lord:


And because holy moly:


And even in Europe because, oh meine Güte:



Five more days.


P.S. Haaaaave mercy!

**all pictures Google images

35 comments:

scargosun said...

I know. All my nails are gone b/c I have ripped them all off (instead of biting). I am so ready for this to be OVER!

laughingatchaos said...

Bloody hell, blogger just ate my comment and it wasn't a short one! Grrrrr.....
I agree with ya here. But let's just agree that my original post was wittier, longer, and more original than that.
I'm going to go do something non-computer related now. Stupid blogger. :(

jennie said...

preach on sista'

Lynette said...

I KNOW. I can't wait to get my sticker that says " I voted!"

Catholic Runner said...

I am just not seeing the sexy part...

Indy said...

I get it. I do. I never thought he would do this well. I loved this post. I am so sick of the talk. But still loved this post.

LuckyMe said...

I have faith. I just hope we don't spend anymore until we get out from under the mountain of debt left by the last guy.

Suze Ormond had some "brilliant" advice today. Don't charge anything you can't pay off at the end of the month. (She makes beaucoup bucks with her financial advice, btw.)

pam said...

I'm with ya Toots, can I call you Toots cause I think I can. And good lord yes! And amen.

Molly said...

:-D

That is all.

(Me and my "I voted" sticker will be going to Krispy Kreme and Ben and Jerries to get the gooodies that they are handing out. But I'd vote even without the bribery.)

Swirl Girl said...

word verification is ...'sane'esse

I think that says it all...

Don Mills Diva said...

I can feel the excitement all the way from Toronto!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Tootsie, Tootsie, Tootsie,

How many times do I have to tell you . . .

WORD.

Lulu said...

Would you keep reminding folks to GO VOTE! Please?

I don't want anyone feeling complacent about this; I don't want anything to be so close as to need recounting. I'd love the Republican candidates to concede before the polls close.

I feel a need for this to be an Obama landslide to mandate CHANGE in a big, wonderful way.

Manic Mommy said...

Up until I saw that last picture, I would have said "attractive yes, sexy, no so much."

But then the last picture' eyes and the smile, yeah, I see sexy.

Smart is the new sexy.

Lisa said...

For a change I actually have a positive feeling about this country and hope that things will actually change for the better. You cannot do that with some 72-year-old who has voted the same as the dude ruining the country for the last 8 years.

Raz said...

I get the sexy thing. I was an Al Gore girl, too, although I was 14 at the time. I still loved him dearly.

I'm British, but still, I'll be following closely :)

Happy Campers said...

Obama brings tears to my eyes too, but for a different reason...

Burgh Baby said...

I just want it to be over at this point. Tuesday cannot come fast enough!

Oh, and blogger is totally on a roll today. I've had all kinds of bizarre word verifications today, and now I have "salvati" There might be a hidden message in there somewhere.

Sophie, Inzaburbs said...

We watched 2000 and 2004 from afar. Now we live in the US but we still don't get to vote. Although I am hoping our vote is not needed.

for a different kind of girl said...

I had hoped to go downtown where I live to see him speak, because he'll be here tomorrow, but then I'm reminded from these photos about why I'll just wait to catch the highlights on the news. The man already got my vote!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I think it must have been this way with our moms and JFK.

Mr Lady said...

That 04 speech made me want to tattoo an American Flag on my clitoris, it did. You're totally going to delete this comment, aren't you? I understand.

Yeah, he's way sexy.

Madge said...

love him love him love him...

mommy2twinkies-Deb said...

I love this post! It is so great, and completely describes my transformation to a Obama fan.

dorothy said...

Oh wow! That last pic...

mommypie said...

Yeah Baby! The O-Man makes me swell with ...

HOPE.

Heh heh.

Jemez2 said...

I felt the same way with his 04 convention speech - i remember calling my husband in to hurry up and listen to this it's like MARTIN, or BOBBY. I knew then where he'd end up.

and oh yeah - i've seen that last pic before. unh huh. yes ma'am. as much as anything, it's the look on HER face.

Saucy said...

Please, Lawd. Let it happen for you.

Love,
All of us in Canada.

Anonymous said...

He has groupies for God's sake. people are blinded by the razzle dazzle. He is not the guy to get us out of this.

However, either one can't and if there is an uneven congress (read filibuster proof) then we are in for a world of hurt. It's not the party, it is the people who caused this mess. All of them need to be ousted.

We have a long road to go, no matter what happens Tuesday.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

I agree with Manic Mommy, brains are the new sexy. It's about time.

EatPlayLove said...

Ditto! I liked the just don't see it comment, LOL!

Oh and TWO more days left. Gulp!

A Whole Lot of Nothing said...

There's a sumin' sumin' about that man that I lurve.

MelADramatic Mommy said...

I'm so gobsmacked by Mr. Lady's comment that I got nuttin'.

ekbetsy said...

Can we still be friends even though I'm a Republican and Barack Obama scares my pants off? But not in that way. Geez, Tootsie, get your mind out of the gutter.

Also? So sick of the election radio commercials and phone calls and total strangers dropping by my house.

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