I jotted down some thoughts on last night and then erased them. Perhaps that discussion around the dinner table was all I needed, and it wouldn't translate into a blog post.
Obama is my horse, and I am happy to see that he won the first caucus. But my views on politics have changed over the last 8 years, and I wonder if a person of real virtue and compassion can make it all the way to the Emperor's Throne (as a friend put it). I watch the below video and say, "Yes!" I do want an end to this futile war of profit and swagger. Yes, we need change in the healthcare system. Yes, we do need to move into the future...new categories, new hopes, new dreams.
But can a politician actually deliver (in any way) on these proposed things? This is not the same old "I distrust politicians" sentiment. This is me asking if a person can play clean, act honorably, and rise to the top of a system that rewards greed and violence. It's like asking if you can get rich off lending Kiva loans?