Obama's Potential Presidency
There is plenty of excitement around Barack Obama's potential presidency, and I think there's a lot to be excited about. There's is an overwhelming feeling among people I talked to in San Francsisco, how Obama is "Our President" — not a poster boy for old money or a powerful family. The fact that the Internet fund-raising helped Obama to compete and win against the Clinton clan is a testament to the truly new era, a more democratic one, where if someone can fire up a lot of people they can rally up quckly and effectively. This efficiency is something to look forward to, if and when Obama becomes a President.
Whether or not all the people behind Obama will continue to support him, is another question. People tend to idealize their heroes way to quickly, and that's also dangerous. The recent backlash of liberal bloggers about Obama's compromise vote — is a great example. Politics is still politics, and nobody ever gets their way all the time. Everyone must compromise at some point.
But enough said, I think that overall Obama is a great candidate, and will hopefully bring a new fresh perspective into the Washington. So, how do we get there? Well, donating money is, for once, a very easy thing to do thanks to http://barackobama.com. But now there are other ways.
Car Art Contest
Infectious.com (the company I work for) is running an open contest for Car Art Submissions around Obama. There are some restrictions - some specific words can not be used, but it's an amazing opportunity for artists around United States to create Obama Car Art that can be seen by thousands of people commuting daily in the next few months before the election. This is as grass roots as it gets.
If you know any artists that may be interested please send them to Infectious. Or you can grab the banner above and put it up on your blog. Either way - thank you!