…I used to respect you. I used to think you’d be a darned good candidate for President. After last night I want to be rid of you and the rest of your Republican cronies. I happened to be driving home and heard your convention speech on NPR. Less than 5 minutes in you were dissing Obama. Snide, catty remarks to which the crowd responded in supportive laughter and boos aimed at the Democratic nominee. That’s when I turned off the radio.
The fact that Obama was a “community organizer” seems to be a big joke among the RNC – Sarah Palin mentioned it again when she compared her experience as a small town mayor to Obama’s stint as a community organizer. Again laughter and taunts came from the crowd. It reminded me of a room full of adolescent boys or a bunch of redneck cowboys.
The Republicans seem to be taking great joy in Obama-bashing. Obama, on the other hand, has taken the high road for the most part. When asked about Palin’s pregnant daughter “scandal” he firmly replied that a candidate’s family – and especially her children – were off limits. As they should be.
Now I’m not saying that the Dems have not slung a little dirt. I’ll be honest and tell you that I didn’t hear the speeches from the Democratic Convention. I don’t know if they acted as rudely as the Republicans. I do know this. If for no other reason than his unwillingness to take personal pot shots at the opposition, I’m voting for Obama.