Here is the letter that I sent to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette today.
Barack Obama is the clear choice for President.
He has been a community organizer, a lawyer, and a professor of constitutional law. He has held elected office for 12 years.
In his actions, speeches, and books he has shown a wisdom that I have not seen in a Presidential candidate in my 42 years as a voter. He has an equally essential quality in that he can convey that wisdom to the voters in a way that can inspire them to turn ideas into actions.
His management of his multi-million dollar campaign has shown that he has exceptional management skills.
I like Hillary Clinton too, but she has not shown the same level of wisdom as has Barack Obama. I can better explain the pluses and minuses of Bill Clinton’s free trade policies than she can.
After all this time she can still not explain how she allowed herself to be duped by George Bush, not once but twice. The first example was her trusting his assurances that he would not turn the authorization in the Iraqi resolution into an actual war. The second time was when she voted for the resolution that could have been a prelude for him doing the same thing in Iran.
Whatever her reasons for those votes, if she ends up being a Presidential candidate, she had better come up with an explanation that sounds better than John Kerry’s lame, “I voted for the war before I voted against it.”