Thursday, August 28, 2008

President Clinton Is 'Cool' & Still Aw'iight With Me...

According to his official White House biography, during the administration of President William "Bill" Jefferson Clinton (1993-2001), the 42nd President, the United States enjoyed more peace and economic well being than at any time in its history. He was the first Democratic President who was re-eleceted since President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The bio goes on to list a dozen other great accomplishments but that's not why I liked him. I like him because he was "cool."

I voted for him not once--but two times to be my President. Not only was he impressively educated, but he was an Arkansas native. My Granny, Papa and Daddy were born in Arkansas and they were fantastic folks so I expected him to be as well.

He did normal things like jog and eat at McDonald's. He was young and seemed to enjoy his life--he wasn't old and bitter and quick to get his "boys" to kick ass in somebody else's smaller country just to prove who we are as a nation. He laughed a lot and had the good sense to marry a young educated woman from Illinois--the most fantastic state in the union. He admitted he smoked pot but didn't inhale it. You have to be cool not to inhale pot because inhaling is something pot-smokers naturally do.

I never felt Bill Clinton was 'black', acted 'black' or thought he was 'black'--although he appeared to be very comfortable in the midst of Black people. He is a musician and plays a cool, 'sexy' sounding instrument--the saxophone.
I've always thought Bill Clinton tried to be fair to everyone who lives in the United States; both natural born and immigrants.
Which brings me to his DNC speech. I am happy that he asked for the vote outright from the supporters. No beating around the bush.
I'm happy he demonstrated party unity rather than personalities.
He is a stand-up type guy and I still have much-love for him and his wife.
Here's a sampling of what he spoke last night.
• "Hillary told us in no uncertain terms that she'll do everything she can to elect Barack Obama. That makes two of us. Actually that makes 18 million of us -- because, like Hillary, I want all of you who supported her to vote for Barack Obama in November."
• "Barack Obama is ready to lead America and restore American leadership in the world. Ready to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. Barack Obama is ready to be President of the United States."
• "People the world over have always been more impressed by the power of our example than by the example of our power."

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