In supporting Obama for President instead of, say, John McCain, I don’t have to do silly things like pretend that Obama is “gaffe-prone” or try and compare Auschwitz to Buchenwald in order to diminish an Obama relative’s military service (Buchenwald was not as bad!). Nor do I have to pretend that I am outraged by things that really don’t outrage me, and I can wear any old scarf that I like. That’s the kind of freedom I can really get behind.
No, instead of all those silly things, I can point to statements like this one from Mr. Obama as a reason to support him:
â€œI would call my attorney general in and review every single executive order issued by George Bush and overturn those laws or executive decisions that I feel violate the constitution.â€?
That sounds like something I can get behind: the Constitution! Who’d a thunk it?
Other goals for his first 100 days: work out a plan to withdraw troops from Iraq; make progress on alternative energy plans and launch legislation to reform the health care system.
These are all Things That I Am Glad About.