Vote for Obama

Saturday 16th February 2008

Vote for Obama

I have never voted before. This is mainly due to never being around in my home country of Pakistan during election time. Have never even seen a ballot paper before. This time around though, I have a chance to see what the fuss is all about. On the 18th February, when Pakistanis go to the polls, I'll play my part and cast my vote.

The problem is, there's nobody running that I want to vote for and the lesser of the running evils is still pretty evil. Musharraf would definitely have gotten my vote if he was running, though I'd be one of the very few voting for him.

So rather than stay home and leave it up for abuse (that's what a lot of people say will happen to it if I don't vote), I'm going to vote for Barack Obama. The vote may not count, but at least I'll be satisfied.

Why Obama? Well firstly, the next person in the White House will have more of an impact on our lives (hopefully a more positive one) than whoever is elected from within Pakistan. Secondly, he doesn't belong to any one of the major ethnic or religious groups of the country, thus will be less likely to favor his "own" family, tribe, caste or whatever (the same can't be said for the rest of the candidates).

Lastly, he seems like an intelligent and capable person who genuinely wants to do what's right (his speeches somehow remind me of a fictional cyborg policeman I used to love watching as a kid).

Go Obama!


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On 17th February 2008, at 13:34pm PKT, lora said:

obama has hussain in his name is he muslim?

On 17th February 2008, at 22:38pm PKT, Sajjad said:

He's not Muslim. His name was inherited from his father who was "raised" a Muslim. That's about it.

However, I want Obama to win no matter what his beliefs may be. I just think he is the right person to lead the world...ughum.... the US, and reverse the damage the US administration has done during the last 8 years.

On 20th February 2008, at 16:25pm PKT, Ersalan said:

Gooooo McCain! : P~

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