Collin Powell’s endorsement drove us to tears. His indignation and sincerity was a blast of fresh air in this filthy, noxious election. And while it gave us some much needed “Establishment Seal of Approval” validation. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t down right giddy to read the endorsements of satirical, dead-pan, heroes: Larry David, David Sedaris, and John Hodgman. (Ok, ok, we know it totally ruins our indie-cred by lauding the mass-consumed Sedaris, but let’s be honest, he’s good. Like, really good. Love U)
You can read our own less pithy though terribly earnest, brief reasons for supporting B-rock after the jump!
Besides the fact that he’s brilliant, compassionate, and respects ladies’ rights I am voting for Barack Obama because of the way he’s run his campaign. I have been volunteering for Barry for the last two months and the organization, the passion within his volunteers, and the sheer effectiveness of it all is mind blowing. Obama has his finger on the 2k8 pulse and has been tapping into it to connect hundreds of thousands of volunteers to bring about his campaign for change. If he can effect this many people, without having to result to negativity and mud slinging, than I am beyond excited with what he can do when he wins executive power. Thisman is brining hope back not only to politics, but to the world as a whole.
Jeff (W.B Mook)
I only have a few requirements for a desirable president. First, he has to be an apt spokesmodel for the American brand in the international market. Second, he has to show some kind of aptitude for working with people instead of trying to rule by force of personality without brokering dissidence. And third, he should inspire the citizenry to become more involved in the political process. None of these are issues, I admit, mostly because I like it when the laws governing the country are actually made by Congress. That, and I still have a romanticized soft spot for Daly-inspired machine government the way some people romanticize Al Capone.
First of all, I wasn’t a swing vote — I’m a registered democrat in a historically democratic state that’s undoubtedly going to Obama. I don’t expect my taxes to change and I had health care anyway, so the “issues” weren’t really a deciding factor. I’m sick of patriotism being an excuse for xenophobia, I hate that questioning authority is viewed as treasonous, and I’d like to be able to travel internationally without thinking that it’d be better if I say I’m a Canadian. I want something different. If that’s as simple as not voting for yet another old white man, then count me in.
I believe that Obama has the potential to be a transformational leader rather than a transactional one. Transformational leaders motivate their followers to fuse their interests together because of ethical/moral imperatives. Transformational leaders offer a purpose that transcend short-term goals and focus on the greater good. I also love the fact that Obama isn’t a fucking baby boomer. With his election I hope the 50 year culture wars of our parents generation fade and issues that relevant to me and my peers are brought to the forefront.
Sarah is writing in Jonathan “The Impaler” Sharkey for prez, obvs.