I’m actually more enthusiastic about him than I was four years ago when I said I thought he was ready to be president because I’ve seen him dig in the dirt and fight for change. I’ve seen him make things happen. I’ve seen him criticized, demonized, knocked down. I’ve seen him deal with the fact that he’s dealing with things he’s never dealt with before. So, I respect him. I think he should be reelected.
Happy Father’s Day!
An important point from Adam Serwer: President Obama endorsed marriage federalism, not equality for all.
A step in the right direction. He may not have gone as far as most of us would have liked, but every step towards full equality for all citizens is a reason to celebrate - political games or not.
It was a moment of great pride. What for me was even more important and more moving was the fact that so many people from so many different backgrounds within America, the diversity of America culturally, with different language backgrounds, they all were behind him.
President Barack Obama arrived in Afghanistan on Tuesday to conclude an agreement charting future relations with the country, making the unannounced trip in darkness on the first anniversary of the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Shortly after he arrived, Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed the strategic partnership pact, which sets out a future U.S. role in Afghanistan, including aid and advisers, while trying to reassure Afghans that they will not be abandoned when most NATO combat troops leave in 2014.
“The wages of war have been great for both our nations,” Obama told Karzai, adding that he looked forward to a future of peace.
Senator Obama speaks at Mizzou on October 30, 2008.