I decided to go out to a gathering of Barack Obama supporters and cheer him on in the Iowa caucus last night–something I’ve never done before. I had a blast! I liked the crowd of people gathered there at Tosca Cafe, and I got to talk to a few of the organizers of Obama’s San Francisco, San Mateo, and Oakland campaign headquarters. It was a great learning experience and I got excited about potentially helping out with the campaign.
I have always been interested in politics, but never have been moved to participate until Obama showed up like a rock star in Texas on the television last year. I was skeptical, until I looked into his campaign more on his website (barackobama.com) and learned more about him.
My overall opinion is that Mr. Obama is the kind of politician and change-agent that Americans dream its politicians can be, but knowing that not every politician has his integrity, courage, savvy, or intellect. He is the kind of person you want in office, but are kind of afraid to put into office, because people with good will and strong vision are the type that get assasinated due to the shadows they cast over cowards (Think JFK or Abraham Lincoln). Obama is the kind of leader we need right now, and I wish him the best.