Sunday, September 28, 2008

Obama Supporters: Feeling Complacent? Watch This McCain Victory Horror Film

Feeling pretty good about the positive response to Barack Obama's debate performance and his slight lead in the polls? Don't get complacent. This election will go down to the wire. I also don't trust the polls. 

Obama's candidacy is certainly an indication of racial progress in America. But we haven't completely eradicated racism. I'm convinced that there are many people who say that they're ready to vote for Obama. They may even believe it when they say it. But when they get into the privacy of that voting booth, they just won't be able to pull the lever for a black man (see article, "Race May Cost Obama The Election, Poll Says," HeraldNet, 9/20/08). For that reason, we need every vote we can get. We also need to do what we can individually to put Barack Obama and Joe Biden in the White House.

The video above, which I found at the progressive blog Oliver Willis, is a 47-second horror film for Obama supporters. It offers a realistic depiction of a McCain victory. We know what that means: a president who represents a third term for George W. Bush and a vice president who's clueless on world affairs and is a right-wing religious extremist (and, most horrifying of all, is a heartbeat away from the presidency).

As the video concludes, "It doesn't have to be that way." With the election a little over a month away, now is the time to kick into gear your support for Obama. Following Oliver Willis's suggestions:

To register to vote, click here.

To contribute to Obama-Biden, click here.

To reach out to voters in your community, click here.

Feel free to email this post to as many people as possible with your own comments urging recipients to get active for Barack Obama.

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