Obama’s presidential candidacy at a time when the district he represents has a murder rate that surpasses LA and New York, and some high schools have a drop out rate of close to 57%.; indicate that since Barack Obama has not made a move or been able to solve the ‘basic” problems of his state, he’s not equipped to solve the most challenging macro problems as President. It indicates that the economic problems that the United States is experiencing will not be solved by Barack Obama. It indicates that if Obama wins, that he will not be able to or willing to make significant change in the lives of American citizens.
It indicates that Obama is a professional politician whose aims are not to build up a series of policy wins that lead him to believe that he can solve the bigger problems of the nation; but for Obama the qualifications for being president is that he won his Senatorial race. It is my opinion that the logical path to follow when running for higher office is to tally up a series of policy wins and state what you’ve done and how that makes you qualified. For example, Obama should be able to say the following: “I reduced the dropout rate in Inner city Chicago, the murder rate is down and I am effective”. He can not say any of this. He has not solved a hard problem, his answer is to run for higher office. I suppose his next not move will be to run for Al Gore’s spot. Oops, he can’t run for Al Gores spot. Al Gore did not run for his new office he actually observed a problem and brought world wide attention to it without having to run for anything. As a regular citizen Al Gore created momentous change for a big big problem. As a State representative and a Senator, Obama has done nothing to significantly change the lives of inner city Americans, or as a Senator suburban and rural Americans either. He has done nothing.
The obvious question is, Why are you running for President and running on a platform of change if you can’t even make change in your own state. It’s just ludicrous, and now that we see Obama has hooked up with Colin Powell it is probably highly questionable whether the lives of inner city residents will ever get better. An obvious observation is that Barack Obama has been a Senator for three years and running for President for two, with the murder of Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother, a national spotlight has been shone on the state of Illinois which shows that instead of being a Senator and trying to solve problems related to his state he decided to take the egotistical and irresponsible move of running for the U.S. Presidency in a time when his city and state needed him the most. Whether he wins or loses it indicates to me that he does not have the judgment to lead and anything that comes out of his mouth are not the “just words” saying as he used when quoting from Lincoln and others but:
Just Words: as in words uttered without meaning or any intention of carry through, or saying what you want people to hear in order to get them to do something for you.
To me after witnessing such a glaring spotlight on Obama’s Illinois through the murder of Jennifer Hudson’s relatives, not Lincoln’s Illinois, I am convinced that Obama is one of the biggest con-men or best politicians in history.