What a campaign so far, eh?
I'm very impressed with Barack Obama – but it was this rally that really brought it home for me:
A story in a local newspaper here (sorry, but both of them have such awful Web sites I'm having trouble finding it and providing it for you here) recounted the argument that Obama is really from Illinois now and not from Hawaii. What the article implied is that Obama's roots are firmly planted in Illinois and that he has somehow forgotten his Hawaiian origins. He enjoys mainland foods, baseball and basketball teams, etc. Some Chicagoans (along with our very unpopular Governor here in Hawaii) were trying to downplay his Island roots.
This guy comes from HAWAII. You know why? Only people from Hawaii will stand in the rain and talk to people. It rains here a lot. Obama was to have said “Let me just begin by saying that a little bit of rain never hurt anybody.” Bra-VO, Mr. Obama! McCain rallying nearby canceled his appearance because of the weather.
I guess the “tough guys” can't handle the rain.
Good luck Mr. Obama!