Donald Trump is a virus. Joe Biden is the cure. On Tuesday, November 3rd we must defeat a threat to our nation and the world so we can restore what is right and decent in America. Vote to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Eight years ago a family from Chicago, Illinois came to Washington to lead and serve our nation. Barack, Michelle, Malia and Sasha have been a part of us daily. Today is President Obama’s last full day as President of The United States and the families final full day in The White House.
I would like to say how much I appreciate their service to this country and the world. So many things they did were to help everyone, everywhere. They made America great by being a super first family who helped us move forward. They inspired us with their Yes We Can attitude. Obama’s you will be sorely missed. God bless you as you leave public life and as you head toward the life of a regular family in DC.
Although he doesn’t officially leave office until January 20th, tonight Barack Obama the 44th President of The United States will deliver his farewell speech in Chicago, Illinois a place where he began his political career.
I am going to miss this man very very much. His time in office brought heart, professionalism, passion and kindness. He also displayed immense grace under pressure and obstruction. Obama worked to get others back to work, passed national health insurance (you know it as the Affordable Care Act), bailed out the automotive industry, helped bring greater gender equality, marriage quality and social equity to all.
Along with his amazing wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia they were an example of a great American family who deeply loves and cares for one another. She did a lot for childhood hunger and helping military families.
Barack Obama, I love you and you will be missed. I voted for you twice and I would do it again. Thank you for being my president and for giving hope and change to those who really needed it. You made America great through your actions and that is what matters most.
Former US President Ronald Reagan once said America is a shining city on a hill. I believe that promise still possible but it will be achieved by love, grace, mercy and inclusion. It will take a village saying yes we can. America is stronger together. America is a better place when every person can realize the promise of the founders then and now of our freedom to pursue life, liberty and happiness without bounds. As an American first and Democrat second I worry about a future where every person can dream and hope and love who they choose.
The America I know shows compassion and toughness when needed. Our moral compass is built on liberty and justice for all. No matter what your faith, creed, heritage and gender you should have a true level playing field. The days ahead are about setting the table for the future and showing our kids that boasting and bullying are not the hallmarks of what a leader is about. It’s about a lifetime of service of helping people from every walk of life and putting people first.
So without reservation I support the election of Secretary Hillary Clinton as the next president of The United States and Senator Tim Kaine as Vice President.
I am a Democrat and as a person who leans to the left I am struggling with whom to support for my party’s nomination. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in primary season trying to win the number of delegates to advance to face whoever the GOP is going to put up and that race is looking like a battle royale.
I am paying close attention to both and trying to figure out who would be the best person for the job. Both of them want the same things but with different policies and ideas. I believe its time for a woman to be president however I like Bernie’s ideas. Deciding on who to support will take a little more time. Maybe by “Super Tuesday” I will know or by then the clear candidate will be known.
Former US President Jimmy Carter is a great man of faith and action. He was president during some difficult times in my country during the late 1970’s. The legacy of leadership and service he has built is second to none. Mr. Carter teaches Sunday school at his church in Plains, Georgia and has been an active supporter of Habitat For Humanity assisting in the building of many homes for people in need. He has helped broker peace in many countries too. He is a supporter of equality and justice, two things our world needs much of. President Carter is a genuine statesman and humanitarian.
President Carter you and your family have my prayers and good thoughts as you battle cancer. You still have work to do and may God give you many more days ahead.