Obama, the Fitness Instructor
Everytime Obama speaks, I imagine him saying to himself, “Shoot, I said it!” Seriously, this man speaks words of gold. And he says it in such a way that makes you go, “Fuck yeah!”
Now I am not one to idolize elected officials, they are human, thus making them just as vunrelable to greed and corruption like everybody else. In fact, they have a greater chance of being greedy and corrupted because of their easy access to power. However, I have fallen (within reason) for the powerful spell of Obama’s wooing.
He touched on so many issues that tickle my pickle. From what he’s going to do to bring our country back economincally to the Iraq troop withdrawl, I loved it all. But two points really stood out for me.
1) “And so tonight, I ask every American to commit to at least one year or more of higher education or career training. This can be community college or a four-year school; vocational training or an apprenticeship. But whatever the training may be, every American will need to get more than a high school diploma. And dropping out of high school is no longer an option. It’s not just quitting on yourself, it’s quitting on your country – and this country needs and values the talents of every American. That is why we will provide the support necessary for you to complete college and meet a new goal: by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.”
2) “So let there be no doubt: health care reform cannot wait, it must not wait, and it will not wait another year.”
When he said those two quotes, I did a happy dance in my room. It was the first time I danced to something the President said in my lifetime. Yet another reason Obama rules, he encourages Americans to take part in cardiovascular exorcises like dancing!