Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Obama for Prez!

I just like the guy. Here's an excerpt from today's New York Times:

With Senator Barack Obama, Democrat of Illinois and a presidential candidate, expected to speak at the hearing of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee, dozens of residents lined up outside the Louisiana Supreme Court building hoping to be admitted. But only a small fraction were allowed inside, where Mr. Obama jousted with Donald E. Powell, the federal coordinator of Gulf Coast rebuilding, about where the money was, and why more of it was not in Louisiana.

Mr. Obama and Senator
Mary L. Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana, focused on why Louisiana, which had far more damage than Mississippi, did not receive a larger proportion of federal aid. Mr. Powell said Congress had put a cap on how much aid money any one state could get.

But I still have to see about the rest of the race. I'm intrigued by Gov. Richardson, who served as an ambassador under Clinton and who recently held talks with Sudan's President Bashir about the Darfur stalemate.


Dad said...

I like Bill Richardson. I think Governors make much better presidents than senators, the present one being excepted. Senators seem more oriented towards debate than getting things done.