In the “Meet Barack Obama” section of his campaign’s web site, one can read that “Obama turned down lucrative job offers after law school to return to Chicago, leading a successful voter registration drive.” Today, I’m hoping the Democratic Party presidential nominee will pass on yet another lucrative position (i.e., the presidency) and come to the aid of the people in his Windy City during their hour of need.
Certainly, “hour of need” might seem too strong a phrase to describe the environment in Chicago, but not to folks in a city where Cubs, Bears and Black Hawks roam the streets. To Chicagolanders, it’s a dire situation indeed and, obviously, the type only a man like Obama is likely equipped to handle. A summary of the situation appears below:
In a cbs2chicago.com report published today, Chicago’s CBS affiliate reported some incredible news: the city’s 125 summer murder total nearly doubled the number of soldiers killed in Iraq during the same time period.
That’s right! This summer, there have been more murders in Chicago (125) than soldiers killed in Iraq (65).
My HOPE, therefore, is that Obama (a.k.a., “The One” and “The Obamessiah”) will:
1) See himself as a man of the people, forgo the opportunity to occupy the most-powerful office on the planet; and
2) Return to the mean streets of Chicago where he can use his community organizer skills to CHANGE things, restore order and end the killings.
If/when Obama proves himself capable of tackling and curtailing violence on the streets of Chicago, perhaps then Americans will judge him capable of serving as Commander-in-Chief of the Unites States. Until he proves himself capable of the latter, NOBAMA.