Ever since his stirring 2004 Democratic National Convention address, folks have been suggesting that he would make a damn fine President. And ever since the 2004 Democratic presidential loss, this call for an Obama run has been getting louder, especially in Illinois. Practically every Illinois politico has been nudging him to go for broke and run for President in 2008—even his opponent in the primary for his Senate run, Dan Hynes (the Illinois Comptroller). But around Lubiddu’s house, there’s a different theory….
See, ’round about a coupla weeks ago, there was a rally in Illinois that Barack Obama attended. And Lubu’s mother, being a political animal, hungry for all forms of political activism after years of keeping quiet under the Hatch Act (she didn’t want to take any chances with her job, to the point of not even engaging in activity that was permitted. Put it this way, back in the day, my father was the only precinct committeeman with no yard signs!), well—she attended. Her purpose? To elbow her way to the front, so she could, “…shake the hand of a future President!”
He smiled, and said, “What’s your name?” So she told him. She also told him that she had cancer, but hoped to live long enough to see him get elected to the Presidency. And he told her he’d think about it.
My mother likes to think that’s what tipped the scales. Meanwhile, what do the rest of you think? Jill posed the question not long ago about sHillary (yes, I said that out loud); now let’s hear from the feministas on Obama—-should he run? What are his chances? What would you expect from him as President? Would he have your vote?
If he runs, he has my vote already. Along with the votes of literally every Democrat I know. But this is Illinois, so maybe my straw poll is a bit biased. I’d really like to hear what folks here have to say.