Gentilly Girl- a part of the 99%

November 13, 2007

I Made My Decision Months Ago…

John Edwards for President in 2008! (Been his girl since he announced from the Lower Ninth.)

I do not trust Hillary, and Obama doesn’t add up for me. This time around, as it should be every election, it should be about vision, possibilities and not just founded in fear tactics and divisiveness. Edwards talks about New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He wants to pull out from Iraq. He wants Universal Healthcare, and… John comes from a background similar to mine. His Dad worked in a mill… mine was a milkman who drove 60+ miles everyday through the swamps along the Coast rendering a service. (He was the first White man many Black children had ever met. Yes, I do remember those days of isolation for those folks.) This is the kind of person I can trust.
I vote for a candidate that shares a similar reality to mine. I cannot cast a vote for someone who shares nothing with my life as far as challenges go when we are talking the Presidency. I may disagree with the person later on, but I know that his feet were in the same mud as mine. That the worries of the family echoed the same concerns in my early home.

This is the kind of person I can trust when it comes to major National issues or the need for war.

Mr. Edwards, I AM your girl. I can’t wait to see you at the Inauguaration in 2009.


  1. We have such similar reasons! My grandparents were dairy farmers, and their parents were mill workers. My parents were the first to go to college, and become a teacher and a navy officer. Their chances were so much different than mine, as their tuition bill for the semester was what I pay in gas to drive to work. I’m still working on getting through college, so anyone who recognizing that this is making the American Dream difficult for people to reach these days, really gets my attention and support.


    Comment by omelas — November 13, 2007 @ 1:36 pm

  2. I too have a similar background as you. My Dad worked in a mill and I am the illegitimate son of a milkman.

    Even a Clinton can’t trust a Clinton. Hilary knows that. I like Obama but what is his experience?

    You know what? No matter who makes it to the White House, it will have to be better, even if the new president has an accident and becomes brain dead right after taking the oath.

    Comment by D-BB — November 14, 2007 @ 2:13 pm

  3. I do agree that any creature that can get into the White House is light years better than that sorry piece of Human garbage that is fouling the place at this time, but we don’t need just anyone…

    The genius of the Constitution is that it allows all of us in this crazy polyglot nation to work together in order to achieve some form of harmony and continuance as a culture. Some folks run businesses, others teach, some raise the next generations, and there are the healers, the thinkers and the builders.

    We also have the ability to chose those who will represent us, each and every one of us in the grand stadium that is our State and National governments. They ARE our representatives. Their job is to carry our thoughts to the central meeting place.

    We need the best folks we can elect. Sadly, the current crop of Prez aspirants are mainly shit or bat-shit insane power mongers. John Edwards is not one of those folks.

    I can’t explain why I believe in this fact, outside of the fact that the only thing I care about is the content of their character and conviction. (BTW- I do not attend political rallies. I study the candidates and their records.)

    The other thing I look at when making political decisions is does this fit the Social Contract, a deal our ancestors brokered over two centuries ago that allows us to have a Free and Open Society, the first of it’s kind in recorded history.

    John Edwards is the only candidate that even remotely comes close to honoring said contract.

    Comment by Morwen Madrigal — November 14, 2007 @ 5:02 pm

  4. Your view is great but sadly you will always find yourself disappointed. Think back.

    I believe our forefathers are spinning in their graves with the assholes we have to choose from on both local and national levels. As for representation, I feel they are there just to whore themselves to lobbyists and special interest groups.

    I held the lowest possible standard for Bush, Jr. and the little prick still let me down and then some.

    Shit, the sales tax on one of Edward’s haircuts will but me 4 fucking haircuts. Maybe he doesn’t pay for them. I am sure he gets a deal from lobbyist of the National Association of Cosmetology.

    Look, I don’t believe I will live see a Congress or Legislature or and person as a leader in my lifetime that will truly represent the people no matter what their party affiliation might be.

    You know what? Keep that hope. It’s better then nothing.

    Comment by D-BB — November 14, 2007 @ 5:37 pm

  5. D-BB,

    I know that the last few decades have burned off many who hold higher aspirations to what our Nation could be, but to give into that becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy of having shit in the halls of Congress.

    All of my life I have fought for different purposes. Started against the KKK when I was barely 15… I have stood, and worked, to help the helpless against the juggernaut of Human stupidity and sloth, and the reason I do it is that I do believe that one day… one day, Humanity will prevail over basic animal instincts.

    It really hurts that many folks believe that change is impossible, that the world will continue it’s downward spiral. This is completely against the innate prompting of the spirit. It is the last gasp of those who no longer have the will to fight for what is right.

    To fight for what is right requires a sense of conviction, and that conviction means that all is given to the goal. Maintaining a Free society means eternal vigilance. That is the price we pay for being able to live in this Republic.

    I gave nine years of service to America, and all total forty years fighting for Her citizens. The only others who have fought so hard and long are the fucking cross-wearing Humanity haters. I ain’t one of them.

    This is what I mean by courage of conviction.

    Comment by Morwen Madrigal — November 14, 2007 @ 10:29 pm

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