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I just have to write about why I am fascinated with Barack Obama and it is more than his looks.

I first heard of Barack when he gave that dynamic speech at the 2004 Democratice convention. I remember I said to myself, he needs to be the next president and he reminded me of a black JFK. Little did I know that 4 years later, it would come true.

The facination with Barack is that he is highly intelligent. He is articulate, and he’s cool as a cucumber.

He proved it during the entire democratic primary and the general election.  

Even when it got heated, he just “brushed it off” like the Jay-Z video -that was cool as hell for me!

Then the way he looks at his wife. I just love a man that openly shows how much he loves his wife. There is no doubt that the love is still popping in the Obama bedroom.  

So it is more than his looks, it is the total package. Listen to his speeches, listen to how he interacts with others He is just suave.

So while he may not be a Denzel in the looks department. He is so charismatic that he just makes you melt.

Also, I really lost my mind when I saw him in person in Hartford CT the day before Super Tuesday at the XL Center. It is one thing to see him on TV, but Ladies if you ever get a chance to see him in person - GO!  

We waited 2 hrs to see him and it was well worth the wait.



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Dec 23, 2008
    • Tracy, I understand the fascination. I admire him and Michelle for all of their accomplishments.
      He just has a certain air about him...he’s confident, level headed, he has such admiration for his family.
      I didn’t know much about him until he announced his run for office.
      I knew from the very first word I heard him speak, that he was going to make it, no matter what he choose to do.
      I believe that our country has a great chance of unity right now. I also believe, he is the man that can make it happen.

      I would beg to differ, “Denzel is no Obama,”
      Denzel is great looking, no doubt about it, but
      Obama has the whole package going for him.



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Dec 23, 2008
    • I hope to see him in person one day.
      When Michelle gave her speech during his accepting nomination...I was so in awe of her! She has such class, beauty, smarts and wit.
      She is one of the greatest speakers I’ve ever heard. She went to the very top of my list of most admired women, right after Maya Angelo.



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 23, 2008
    • Lisa exactly, he has a swagger about himself that I just love.



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Dec 23, 2008
    • Ladies, we will have to make plans to go to washington. I’m sure we could meet him.



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      Mz. Queen wrote Dec 23, 2008
    • I too love to hear him speak, as much as I like to hear any articulate speaker, but because he is a black man it just pushes him over the top.

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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 23, 2008
    • My friends and I saw him with Ted Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy. It was my first time ever seeing Teddy Kennedy. I was amazed at his spunk for a 76 year old man. He brought tears to my eyes.

      And of course Caroline was just so graceful - like a Queen.  

      We left the rally totally pumped and was screaming all the way to my car - YES WE CAN! LOL!



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Dec 23, 2008
    • One more thing, Obama doesn’t have this problem, because he is very handsome.
      When a man carries himself with such dignity and finesse. Respects and loves his country and family as Obama does, he would be handsome even if he weren’t. Does that even make sense?
      It’s really hard to put into words how proud I am to have been a part of this greatness.
      I believe with all my heart and soul that Obama has what it takes to get our country back on track.



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 23, 2008
    • No I didn’t frown

      But I do have a print out from the local paper and in the stands (we were in section 117) you can barely see all of us. Thank goodness we wore bright colors.



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Dec 23, 2008
    • I will certainly see what I can do to make it happen! All I need is a mission and challenge.



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 23, 2008
    • I had made plans to go in January, but because of my surgery I cancelled.

      I hope he comes to CT again. If he does, I will be there!



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      Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 23, 2008
    • Yes, he is no DW, but the way he carries himself is exuberating and refreshing.  I tell my son all the time, “YES U CAN“, Obama claimed that phrased and showed us that “HE CAN“, HE DID



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Dec 23, 2008
    • Tracy, I have to run to the store real quick, but I would like to talk with you some more.
      Knowledge is power and I need all of both that I can get.
      I am so excited for us to begin this new journey.
      Can you even imagine what Inauguaration week, day and night is going to be like.
      It’s almost like we‘re going to have a big world party...instead of a block party!
      I’m so excited.



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 23, 2008
    • Lisa hurry back.

      Because I can’t go to DC. I am taking the day off from work to watch the festivities on TV. If I can’t be there in person, I refuse to miss the live news coverage. So I’m using a vacation day to just enjoy myself watch history in the making.



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Dec 23, 2008
    • Good for you, it should be a day too remember for a long time to come.
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      Mztracy wrote Dec 23, 2008
    • There are so many reasons why he rocks. Ditto to all above!!
      What got me was seeing his whole family handing out food to the poor and homeless. He hugged and shook hands with everyone.

      The way he looks at his wife and girls just melts my heart!!



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      Almostfive0 wrote Dec 24, 2008
    • Tracy...
      I said the same thing the first time I heard him speak at the 2004 convention.
      I had never even heard of him before that but I told my husband right then, “this guy should run for president!” I knew back then there was something about him...there was a light surrounding him.
      When he announced his candidacy I knew then that he was going to go all the way.
      I feel he is a genuine personality and spirit. The way he looks at Michelle is beautiful and sexy at the same time. The way he is with their two daughters touches my heart.

      He is the real deal!



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      Vikki Hall wrote Dec 24, 2008
    • I heard him also in 2004 and just knew he was going places. I mean how many people can you hear speak on TV and actually move you to tears. For me there’s not that many that can do that for me. However if I hear Bush speak on 1/19 I will be moved to tears...tears of joy that he is done!

      YES WE CAN!!!!!



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      Vikki Hall wrote Dec 24, 2008
    • I have plenty of friends of all persuasions and they all voted what was right for them. I have black girlfriends that did vote for McCain and some republicans that voted for Obama. I also had some very strict Christian friends that voted Obama.
      I think everyone was all over the place in this election. Everyone wants some kind of positive change.



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      Almostfive0 wrote Dec 24, 2008
    • BB
      Although Obama is a Black man and I am a Black woman that is not the reason that I voted for him. But I will honestly say that I am glad and proud that he is a Black man.
      Now you know at least one Black person to answer your question.
      I know you are not asking to be confrontational but I want to ask this question of you...
      Do you know any White people that voted for McCain strictly because he is White? And do you think it was about the issues for Whites or was it about race?
      There were black and white people that voted either way I am positive. I think some voted based on issues and some did not just like in any other election.
      Some people vote based on who they think looks the best...lol
      People are people.  

      Generally speaking, we will never know why a person does what they do no matter what their race.
      I hope this helps you.



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      Almostfive0 wrote Dec 24, 2008
    • lol...I understand BB.

      It’s just hard to ask the question and get a true answer one way or the other.
      Honestly I am sure some blacks voted for that reason just like some whites voted for the opposite reason.
      But do I think he made it to the top because of this...no. I think there are a combination of reasons that he made it, the number one reason being he is an intelligent man who honestly wants to do right by his country.



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      Almostfive0 wrote Dec 24, 2008
    • True,...In all things.
      Peace.



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      Mz. Queen wrote Dec 24, 2008
    • Part of me believes people voted for the lesser of two evils.

      people voted based on Black/White issues
      people voted based on Dems/Rep
      people voted based on Education/Ignorance
      I personally voted Democratic
      If my choice would have been Hillary, still Democratic I am.

      Like Almostfive0 stated we will never know why people do what they do.

      love47



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 24, 2008
    • BB - I would echo the others, some voted for Obama because he is black and others voted for McCain because he is white. That is the way our world is. Sad but it is our reality.  

      However, the cirle of friends I hang with we had excellent conversations comparing Barack’s policy and Hillary’s policy during the primary. They were healthy intelligent conversations so that we all could make the right decision. There were a lot of black folks that supported Hillary.  

      Now move on to the general election, again the conversations focused on Barack’s policy and McCain’s policy.

      From a personal stand point unless an individual wanted to discuss policies and issues with me, I would not entertain their conversations. I did not want to hear about his religion and who he associated with. Unless you could debate policy, then I had no time for you.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Dec 24, 2008
    • Ok so being new to the South and all.... I was the lonely Dem here. Didn’t matter who was running for the Dem ticket, the majority around here voted Repub.
      I’m not saying that is a bad thing but to vote any certain way without a thought is a complete waste.
      I originally started out for Hillary (I got 2 girls I’m looking out for) but the more I heard Obama the more I liked. I am confident that he will bring about change not just for Dems but for EVERYONE.

      And on a lighter note.... he is much better to look at.happy



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      Dawn Libby wrote Dec 24, 2008
    • I have high hopes for our new President
      and heaven knows we all need something to believe in these days
      The Obamas are currently here in Hawaii for their Christmas and to have a private service for his Grandmother and I have to tell ya, I have never seen a President to be, thats so down to earth and such a loving father and devoted husband.
      I can’t wait until January 20th, the world is in desperate need of change and I believe Barack Obama is going to bring it about.



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