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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Why I Support Obama...

I could go into 100 reasons why I think Obama is the right choice for President of the United States, a handful being that he is not Hillary, but the real reasons are:

1. He empowers the country!!!
2. He is a true leader of people
3. He dosn't play the political game that Bush and Clinton do
4. He listens to people and wants to leverage the best in people
5. He understands and is willing to take the time to understand.

I was happy to see one of my favorite blogs endorsed him today. No, this is not a politcal blog, it is an internet tech business blog. These guys have a great sense of the world I live in and they have taken the time to review all the candidates.

Obama is the right candidate for the internet space for many reasons. The article on Obama and why he is the right choice for tech is at Tech Crunch. One exerpt from the article around technology:

Senator Obama has put more time and effort into defining his technology policies than any other candidate. In November he released a detailed position paper on technology issues, and we had a one-on-one interview with him two weeks later.

He is staunchly in favor of net neutrality, and has promised to make it a priority to reinstate it in his first year in office. He has proposed intelligent programs for increasing technology education and access to children. He doesn’t believe the FCC went far enough in their proposed rules for opening up the 700MHz spectrum auctions. He wants to see increases in the number of H1-B visas given out each year. He strongly supports research into renewable energy sources and he has a realistic, market based approach to capping carbon emissions.

More importantly, though, Senator Obama talks about the future with a sense of optimism that the other candidates seem to lack. America has done great things in the past, and we can do great things in the future, so long as our leaders support our home-grown and immigrant entrepreneurs, or at least get out of the way. Jobs will be lost in some sectors, but growth in technology can drive our economy ever forward.

Senator Obama seems to understand that, and has spent a great deal of time addressing technology issues and talking to Silicon Valley leaders. Some of the other Democratic candidates have staked out similar positions as Senator Obama on tech issues - but I get the sense that they are playing “me too” rather than showing real leadership and thoughtfulness on the issues.

Senator Obama also continues to surge when it comes to using the Internet to amplify his voice. I talked about his online surge earlier this month.

Senator Obama is the candidate of optimism and leadership, and he will be getting my personal vote.

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