Friday, June 06, 2008

Please Don't Do It, Mr. Obama

Dear Barack,

I hope it's not too forward of me to call you by your given name, but you seem like a friendly sort of guy, and you just might be our next president, here in these good old United States, so I'm confident the familiarity is okay.

First, let me congratulate you on you historic win this week to receive the Democratic Nomination for President. I am pleased that you were able to overcome some of the efforts to smear your name and your reputation via e-mail and the Internet, as well as inferences made because of your association with certain churches and certain pastors. Gosh, when a person throws his or her hat into the political ring all kinds of crap crops up.

Now, to the reason I'm writing. I know there is a huge - as in gargantuan - push for you to chose Hillary as your running mate, and I hope it is not too late for me to ask you please not to do that. There are a number of people who registered to vote and voted for you in the primaries because they DO NOT WANT HILLARY CLINTON OR BILL CLINTON associated with the White House again.

The Clinton Presidency was hardly a stellar one for integrity and morality and a lot of folks don't want to see them back in any position of power.

Beyond the Monica issue, there were so many other instances where they were accused of not conducting business ethically, that they have lost the trust of the American people. At least a lot of the American people I've been talking to.

They, the Clinton's, are like children who have varnished the truth so much, it's hard for a parent to believe anything they say.

Hillary is a smart, and probably very qualified person on many levels for the VP slot, but, as many political analysts are saying, she brings way too much baggage with her. So I'm asking you - pleading with you - not to cave in to the pressure from the media and the party. You have run an amazing campaign with "change" as your cornerstone, so let's really have change.

Why not ask Ron Paul to be your VP? He has a tremendous grass roots support and is a man of incredible integrity. And I think it would be a courageous move on your part to cross party lines and truly do something for the good of the people.

Just something to think about...

Sincerely,
Maryann Miller

5 comments:

Anj said...

If you have not actually sent this to Barack Obama, you should!

Maryann Miller said...

Anj, I did send it to him, but not sure if he will actually see it. Did it via his Web site. It was interesting to find another commentary on bloggernews.net today that has almost the same title. The writer went a little more in depth on the reasoning. Good piece.

Pam in Colorado said...

I wasn't sure where you were going with this piece and I was pleasantly surprised to see Ron Paul's name there. What a grand idea. It would be a courageous move.

I personally do not support Obama. If he is elected he will have my prayers and hopefully someone other than Hilary as his VP!

Maryann Miller said...

Pam, at first I wasn't sure where I was going with this either. :-) I just felt compelled to write it because I think it would be a huge disaster for the country if Hillary was VP to Obama.

I like Ron Paul and what he stands for and here in East Texas we are big supporters of him. Wish people could be elected on the basis of what they stand for and not how much money they can raise or what their standing is in the party. Wouldn't that be a novel idea. :-)

Sabrina's Thoughts said...

Hi Maryann!

Love the Ron Paul idea! I would have voted for him if he could have stayed in the race.