Damn right! Ok... well, seriously though, sometimes I think I'm too much of a one-man pro-Obama stomping ground, but when I come across something like the video below, I just can't resist (plus it's not a one-man show anymore around here anyway).
I found the clip in the collection of amazing videos over at The Jed Report today. It shows a fired-up 82 year old lady, Mrs. Weiss is her name, I think, at an Obama rally asking a question, then being asked to be Obama's VP. The video is followed by one other interesting thing sent my way by Adam, who recently sent me the great "Skywalkers Crossing Han Solo" story.
So on to the fascinating story Adam passed along, it's actually something that showed up a few days ago on the New York Times editorial pages. I enjoy it when people test out some of the narratives we see trotted around the Cable news punditry. In this case, the author takes the image of "The Guy Who’s Where He Is Only Because He’s Black" for a walk around the block to see what he looks like in the light of day. Ultimately, the piece is pretty enjoyable, thought provoking, and very readable. There are pieces of me that wishes the author had pushed the edges of this a bit further, but he certainly gives the reader enough to realize what a silly idea this is.
I post this because I think it's worth noting that in politics these sorts of caricatures, these easy simple 2-dimensional pictures play so large and so long. Just look at the whole Wright thing blowing up yet again this week. In that case, at least, it seems this week like Rev. Wright is trying to prove the boogey man is in fact 3-D, real, and is him... but that aside, I recommend the "Visible Man" story.
Check it out, let me know what you think. Once you're done reading, if you're feeling bogged down in some of the heavy issues this all brings up... go back and visit with Mrs. Weiss in the video clip again... she's a spark plug and sure to get you back to feeling a little encouraged.