Take a close look at the following video. My previous post was deleted.

United States
August 15, 2008 7:23pm CST
I started this discussion earlier in the day and it was deleted I refered to a previous discussion. Anyway, I've rewriten it from another perspective that should suit the myLot editors and censors. I'd like everyone to take a close look at the following video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtN3hsITCok In my opinion, the 75,000 people who went to see Barack Obama at Waterfront Park in Portland on May 19, 2008 weren't there to see the first Black candidate for the Presidency of the United States or some celebrity. They were there to listen an alternative to the failed policies of the Bush Administration. These people know that America can do better. These people lived through 8 years of peace and prosperity under the Clinton Administration and understand that the Republican's mismanagement of our economy has America running all over the world begging for loans, from countries in the Middle East and China like a street corner beggers. These people know that America is better than that. These are people who know that ex-President Bill Clinton left the nation with a reported surplus of $559 billion dollars and within 8 years see a $ 53 Trillion dollar debt that continues to soar. These are people of all races and ethic groups who understand that we can't continue to spend 10 to 12 billion dollars per week on a war that should have never been started in the first place. These are people that feel the pinch of higher fuel and food prices, record home foreclosures and skyrocketing health care costs. These people know that America has taken a turn in the wrong direction and that America can and must do better They weren't people happy to see the first Black President of the United States. They weren't people looking for someone to show off some basketball moves. These people just want to see a change in the direction of our beloved country. Let's not denegrade or put down people who show enthusiam for Barack Obama. Ask yourself why people come out in such numbers to see him. Lloyd
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@N4life (851)
• United States
16 Aug 08
Agree with Annipea. Not much more to be said as to why people go to see Obama speak. It is frustrating having a disucussion here and some make statements like all Obamabots are star struck idiots. I know the issues and just agree with Obama on many of them. I have had a few reasonable and thought provoking discussions on mylot with people who are not for Obama. Although many digress to the aforementioned low road. There is nothing wrong with rallying behind someone in the hopes that we can ALL create a better future.
• United States
16 Aug 08
It is frustrating to see the many discussions so full of hate for Barack Obama and those who support him. If we are idiots, then what are they? They are the ones who support a party that took 8 years of peace and prosperty and turned it upside down. They are the ones who support a candidate who mirrors the policies that has gotten us to the point we are today. I will continue to rally for Barack Obama. We must do better. America is a much better country than the one we see today. Lloyd
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@N4life (851)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I thank you for your dilligence. There are times when I think it pointless to post here with so many anti-Obama people. Then I think that this is precisely where we should be defending him. It is strange that two of your positive Obama discussions have been deleted considering the amount of ant-Obama propaganda found here. Thanks again.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
myLot is another forum to explain the differences between the two candidates. I will continue to do that because this election is so important to the American people. The reason my discussions have been deleted and anti-Obama discussions continue to flourish is because Democrats have a higher tolerance level when it comes to debating the issues. The other side reverts to name calling. And when you present them with the facts, they find a loophole to have your discussions deleted. I find it kind of childish. But that's just my opinion. Lloyd
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I know there are those who would go to see him for these reasons 1. What all the fuss is about. 2. Hear his speak because he is a very good speaker. 3.He is persuasive. 4. He offers a change and hope for something that is not "business as usual". 5. Because people are tired of the disaster we so lovingly call our home.
• United States
18 Aug 08
Lately I've been thinking about how things would be under a McCain Administration. I can't think of anything that he would do to bring this country back to being a leader in world affairs again. In my opinion, if John McCain were to become the next President, it would be four years of the same. We'd still be hated all over the world. The rich will continue to benefit from genourous tax breaks, while the middle class continues it's decline. And more tax payer dollars will be used to finance more wars and more meddling in the affairs of others. I'm tired of all that and look forward to better days ahead. Lloyd
• United States
19 Aug 08
I agree. Plus we are "luckier" than most cause when George leaves office he will move back to Texas. At least he won't be moving to Houston. Laura is looking at homes in the Dallas area. We already have the elder Bushes here.
• United States
20 Aug 08
I just wish George Bush would leave office today and let things run on auto-pilot. He brings absolutely nothing to the table. I've never seen a more lame duck of a president before. No one takes him seriously and no one listens to his threats anymore. I don't care where they move to, as long as it's out of the White House. Lloyd
@anniepa (26462)
• United States
16 Aug 08
Gee, I'm not sure why I'm responding because there's nothing I can add, you said it all and very well at that, Lloyd! You're right on all counts and people are sick and tired of what's happening to our great country and the hardworking people that make it great. I'm also really getting sick of being denegraded for my choice to support Obama and for being a somewhat liberal Democrat in general! Annie
• United States
16 Aug 08
I forgot to mention to all those who repsonded to my post that was deleted, please feel free to reply again. Your voice should be heard also. Lloyd
• United States
16 Aug 08
I just can't believe that there are myLot members who monitor my posts and look for any technicality to have them removed. I guess they find it easier to remove the post instead of replying to it in an educated fashion. How can two positive discussions I've posted be deleted when there are discussions started everyday full of lies and distortions about the candidate I support? I will continue to support Barack Obama regardless of any attempt to silence my enthusiam. Those who support Barack Obama should not be denegraded or censored. Learning to live together is one of the biggest problems of our times. We must work for a transition from the culture of confrontation to the culture of dialogue and understanding. Without freedom of speach there is no justice. Lloyd
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@kenzie45230 (3563)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Bless your heart, Lloyd. I'm sorry your discussion was deleted. I don't understand why. I did respond to your first discussion. I said that I thought you were right. The people who came were not coming because Obama is the first black candidate running for president. They came because they like and believe what he has to say. I don't agree with them, mind you. But they and you have every right to believe what you will and to want what you want in a president. I want something different, but it has nothing to do with race.
• United States
18 Aug 08
Yes my discussion was deleted, but it didn't stop me from expressing my opinions regarding this Presidential campaign. I remember your response to my original discussion. Being black has nothing to do with Barack's popularity. It's all about the message. The message of hope and change. It's a message that many people relate to. Some myLot members believe that they can overturn our Democratic rights to freedom of speach by finding loopholes to have discussions deleted, but it only has the opposite effect. Did they think that I would stop expressing my opinions? If so, they were wrong. We can always agree to disagree, but censorship is not part of any solution. We'll leave that to countries such as Zimbabwee, Burma, Cuba and China. We won't have that here. Lloyd
@irisheyes (4375)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Well put. This has been a two term, flawed and failed presidency. Probably the worst since Herbert Hoover hid out in the white house while the country slipped into the great depression. The Bush presidency was predicated on fear and lies (911 and Iranian weapons of mass destruction) and has resulted in a serious financial crisis and loss of standing in the world for our country. We cannot keep going down this road. The only good thing in the last couple years has been that GWB was too much of a lame duck to make changes to the Social Security system. What a disaster that would have been! I'd hoped for an historical presidency with a woman at the helm but if it is an historical presidency with an African American president, so be it. Just so long as we can somehow reverse our course before it is too damned late. Early on, I'd considered John McCain but when he even suggested continuing the Bush policies, he lost me. I can't vote for a candidate who even marginally aligns himself with the failed, fear mongering policies of the last eight years.
• United States
18 Aug 08
George Bush is someone that should have never set foot in the White House. I knew he was educationally challenged from day one. He let D!ck Cheney and his neocon friends dictate American foreign and financial policy from day one. It's been nothing less than a disaster for the American people and for people throughout the world It's time for a change and in my opinion Barack Obama offers a positive alternative. Lloyd
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
16 Aug 08
Hi Lloyd, I'm not sure that I should be commenting on this as I am not an American, but we in Canada are influenced, as is much of the world, by what happens in the US. I feel as you do that Americans are wanting a change and I hope that it will help bring about a badly needed change here in in Canada as well. Blessings.
• United States
16 Aug 08
Hello Pose. You have the right to comment. The United States and Canada are free countries and your opinion matters. Our failed fiscal policies directly affect the Canadian people. When people say they hate the West because of George Bush's policies they don't distinguish between the United States and Canada. I sincerely hope that you and I will see the change we badly need. As far as I'm concerned, the last 8 years has been a total disaster. Lloyd