Tuesday, January 09, 2007

2008: Independents for Obama?

DraftObama.org announces "Independents for Obama" in the American Chronicle

I'll support a campaign called "Obama for Independents".....


Seth said...

What issues are important to you? Why are you an independent? What are you looking for in a candidate?

N. Hanks said...

Seth, I'm raising the methodology, not hot-button issues.

As independent voters become more organized, of course politicians come to us because they want our votes.

I'm not saying that Barak Obama is not a good candidate, but the way you have set up your campaign "Independents for Obama" begs the question of what it is that Obama is doing for independents.

Politics is deal-making. Independents should never endorse a candidate without taking that candidate through a screening process. It doesn't seem to me that you have done that. It looks more like you are opportunizing EITHER off of Barak Obama's popularity, OR off of the critical role that independent voters played in the midterm elections.

What independent voters need to be doing, in my opinion, is talking to each other on behalf of ourselves, not on behalf of a candidate who hasn't reached out to us.