Because Smart Matters

Wow.  If you know any “undecideds”, direct them to Joe Klein’s full interview with Barack Obama.  This guy reads, digests, and acts purposefully on what he has learned.  Heres my favorite paragraph:

I was just reading an article in the New York Times by Michael Pollen about food and the fact that our entire agricultural system is built on cheap oil. As a consequence, our agriculture sector actually is contributing more greenhouse gases than our transportation sector. And in the mean time, it’s creating monocultures that are vulnerable to national security threats, are now vulnerable to sky-high food prices or crashes in food prices, huge swings in commodity prices, and are partly responsible for the explosion in our healthcare costs because they’re contributing to type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease, obesity, all the things that are driving our huge explosion in healthcare costs. That’s just one sector of the economy. You think about the same thing is true on transportation. The same thing is true on how we construct our buildings. The same is true across the board.”

When I was deciding between Obama and Clinton, I went with Obama because there are serious Constitutional issues at hand, and his intellect coupled with the fact that his area of study was the law finally pushed me off of the fence.  I’m convinced I was right, this guy gets it.


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  1. misssharoncobb

    I saw your headline (Because Smarts Matter) and my first response was, “Not in America!”

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