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!
Ward Cove, AK
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Received January 31, 2008 -
Published January 31, 2008
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