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Who Shall Be the Lightworker's VP?

Thanks to ngakmafaery for sharing this article. In it Mark Morford of San Fransisco suggests that Obama inspires people not through great speeches or brilliant policy, but because he has a higher energy. Something about his presence blows people away. Perhaps Obama is an exceptional being who touches our higher nature and raises collective consciousness. I believe that he has begun to do that, already. He doesn't know much about foreign policy, but he seems to have an open heart. I still have hope that we will turn back from the precipice.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2008/06/06/notes060608.DTL

It's all in the news ... Clinton supporters saying that Obama "should" take her as VP, pundits saying all manner of nothing. The Obama camp is silent, though I'm sure there is an incredible amount of research going on. It strikes me that for a certain fair portion of our population, their vote in the primary really was rooted in either sexism or racism. This group could be as large as 30-40% of our primary voters and probably a larger proportion of the nonvoters. To those people, be they sexist or racist, the answer is for Obama and Clinton to work as a team. But for the majority of us, I think the considerations of having a comfortable and functional whitehouse team overrides the desire to prove to all those assholes that Obama and Clinton at least, are not sexist or racist. In other words, I don't think Obama "should" take Hillary as his Vice President. For one thing, I don't trust her to be comfortable and civilized in the #2 spot. It would be extraordinarily notable if he did, but I do not think it would save us from our impending national demise. If he really is a Lightworker, I hope that he chooses someone who has not yet lost our faith. If I were him I'd pick a much older person, gender unimportant. The age balance would help when defending against the inevitable (and true) accusations of inexperience. Someone with extensive foreign policy experience would be good, to balance Obama's blindspots. I suggest Ron Paul. A voice of sanity and compassion.

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b_vainamoinen
Jun. 9th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)
The (often) unpleasant truth is that the president's style sets the tone for the whole nation.

Under Reagan, we had a real return to "suit-and-tie" formality.

Under Bush, things got more casual - but still businesslike.

Under Clinton, things got (probably) too casual, but still very upbeat and it seemed like things were getting done, even though not much really got done.

Under Bush, Jr., things got very sneaky and secretive and those in power just feel that they have the ability to do whatever the hell they want. Now we see that is just not true.

I would like to see a little more "visionary" and "empathic" type of leadership being role-modeled for a few years. We could use it.
liveonearth
Jun. 9th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
I agree.
calizen
Jun. 9th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC)
Here, here.

And what would we get with John McCain?
b_vainamoinen
Jun. 9th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
Oh, gods! I hadn't thought of that!

What we would get role-modeled from a McCain presidency would be a "I get to decide what happens next not because my ideas are the most sound or because I know what we need but because IT'S MY TURN TO DECIDE!"
calizen
Jun. 9th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
Yup, right on.

Too bad the old McCain died in 2000 and the newly resurrected, kiss-the-fundamentalists'-asses McCain has emerged.
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