I have liked him from the start for no other reason than he has really bright, clear energy. Yep, my woo-woo-ness speaks loudly (as you all know) and many times, when I see a candidate, I get a word or a picture of something that communicates their energy to me. For example, when I look at Rudy Guiliani, I see the word CRAVEN in bold letters rather than his face. Why? Don’t know, don’t question it. I just know that’s what my inner guidance says. When I see Hillary Clinton, I see the word CORPORATE all over her. For Barack Obama, I get a picture of a blank slate which can be interpreted in a couple ways – it could mean he’s open to ideas (possibly) or that he isn’t fully ready yet to take on this challenge. (Again, please note that I am using MY interpretations of these symbols. YMMV)
But when I see John Edwards, hear him speak, or hear his wife Elizabeth speak – well, I just see the word CLEAN. It’s a feeling of clarity, of purpose, of dedication and integrity. I am not foolish enough to think he is without agendas. Everyone has them, whether they acknowledge them or not. Yet, I think some people have agendas that serve the greater good and I don’t know about you, but that’s a quality I’d prefer in someone holding public office. We can all see where the Cheney/Bush agenda has gotten this nation – an occupation of a foreign nation solely for the oil and the “war” economy all the while massacring our armed forces and killing our soldiers. (I won’t go on a rant but I could! I’m holding back today. heh)
You probably have a preferred method of choosing a candidate for the nation’s highest office. Mine happens to be following my intuition and that intuitional guidance says that I feel Mr. Edwards has the integrity, strength and intelligence to get our country on the right path. Whoever follows this administration, God help them. It’s going to be a tough battle.
Taken from his speech Friday in Virginia:
This is bigger than politics. Bigger than any candidate or political party. Because the truth is that it’s not just Republicans who built this wall. Democrats helped too. Too many politicians from both parties are choosing self-preservation over principle, compromise over convictions.
“You have a choice in this election. You have to decide what kind of person you want as your next president. Do you want someone who is going to pretend that wall around Washington isn’t there, or defend the people who helped build it? Or do you want someone who is going to lead with conviction and tell you the truth, and have a little backbone? Do you want someone who is going to hope that the people who spent millions of dollars and decades building that wall, and have billions more invested in keeping it up, are going to be willing to compromise, to take it down voluntarily? Or do you want someone who is going to stand up to those people and fight for your interests, when the chips are down, when your backs are against the wall, every single day?
“We have a choice in this election. We can keep trying to shout over that wall. We can keep trying to knock out a chink here and there, to punch little holes in it and hope our voices get through. We can settle for baby steps, half-measures and incremental change, and try to inch our way over that wall and toward a better future. Or we can be bold and knock it down.