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Alice Walker Endorses Obama

Heart at Women's Space posted this video endorsement by Alice Walker for Obama yesterday.  She says:
What Alice Walker says on this video is beautiful, hopeful, and well worth watching no matter what candidate you support. I love what she says about writers. I love what she says about needing a President who is in touch with the real world. I love what she says about the importance of having a President who has known and loved and walked alongside many, many people in many different circumstances, people of all different backgrounds, races, ethnicities.
I love how Walker says, "we need someone now who is literary.  Good writing matters for the deeper realization of self" and "we need to have leadership that is strong.  Compassionate leadership actually is strong leadership, strong enough to care and to act in defense of people like the people after Katrina."  She contrast this with "weak people [who] get us into nightmares because they lack self-confidence."  I am reminded of the Clintons when she says, "the other people have had so much experience in misleading us and disappointing us, in never telling us hardly ever the truth of about why they are doing things."  She points out that Obama's background and the places around the world that he has lived makes him see the world as "complicated but workable and I feel we desperately need people in leadership that have more of an idea of the real world than any of the people we have had before."

Here's the video:

Jacqueline Keeler
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