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By Karen Ramsey


January 31, 2008

There sure hasn't been much in the local Ketchikan media about Alaska's upcoming Super Tuesday primary election. This year's Presidential race is historic and interesting. I'm all fired up about it and anxious to get in my vote for Barack Obama. He's well-educated, charismatic, communicates well, and carries himself with aplomb. He may be relatively new to the political arena, but so was Abraham Lincoln when he ran for President.

Like Obama, I was raised in Hawaii. I would have loved to attend the prestigious private school he graduated from in Honolulu (Punahou, the oldest school in America west of the Mississippi River). Obama's experience of growing up in America's melting pot enabled him to relate to lots of different types of people. To me, he is the one candidate who most represents change, and change is good.

I encourage all my fellow Alaskan-Americans to take advantage of their inalienable right to vote and go to the polls on Tuesday, February 5, along with the citizens of about 20 other states holding primaries or caucuses on that day. Away with apathy! Whether you're newly-privileged to vote or have had the privilege for much longer, get out there and express your view on who should lead our country for the next 4 years; then get out in November and do it again!

Karen Ramsey
Ward Cove, AK

About: "designated super voter"

Received January 31, 2008 - Published January 31, 2008


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