Re this story: "Barack Obama raises $453,000 in Portola Valley" Web Link
O.K., I'll make a kick-off 2008 presidential election post, because it bugged me that Barack Obama raised $453,000 locally. What does anyone know about this man? All the comments were things like he was "lovely". The fact that he has nothing to say about how to run the government is brushed off as "it's early days." So, why are people throwing money at him? Admittedly, he has a lovely smile, but can he get anything done. I have heard this claptrap about "authenticty" and "doing things differently" about one thousand times (didn't George Bush say pretty much the same thing?). Why don't we elect someone who can be held accountable, starting now, based on performance, and not someone who says nothing more than they are different.