Thursday, December 13, 2007

Barack Obama - A Closer Look

Barack Obama is a senator from Illinois and running for the Democratic nomination for president.

Here are some of Obama's points that I like:
  • Voted against funding the war in Iraq
  • Would expand pre-kindergarten programs
  • For giving undocumented immigrants driver's licenses
  • Would seek a global ban on nuclear weapons (but not unilaterally)
  • Favors diplomacy when dealing with Iran

Here are some I don't like:

  • Would take 16 months to get troops home from Iraq (too long)
  • Would leave residual forces in Iraq
  • For a barrier on border with Mexico
  • Supported free trade agreement with Peru
  • Pro-death penalty

Here are some irrelevant fun facts:

  • Name rhymes with Iraq Hussein Osama
  • Is the first clean articulate black man Joe Biden's ever met
  • Wishes the election had a swimsuit competition
  • Is a distant cousin of Dick Cheney
  • Spends a dollar to put in his two cents
  • Nicknamed himself the Kenyan Kansas Konnection
  • Later changed his nickname

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