So why Obama? And I don't want to make this why not Clinton. That's a longer post. But there is a lot of stuff being thrown up in the blogosphere saying how Obama is all talk, no substance. And for some reason, since he is inspiring and can give great speeches, it prevents people from actually going online to find out what Obama has done and implies that he hasn't done anything. And that would be wrong. A little easy research finds:
He introduced: 233 bills regarding healthcare reform, 125 bills on poverty and public assistance,
112 crime fighting bills, 97 economic bills, 60 human rights and anti-discrimination bills, 21 ethics reform bills, 15 gun control, 6 veteran's affairs and many others.
His first year in the U.S. Senate, he authored 152 bills and co-sponsored another 427. These inculded: the Coburn-Obama Government Transparency Act of 2006 (became law), the Lugar-Obama Nuclear Non-proliferation and Conventional Weapons Threat Reduction Act, ( became law), the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act (passed the Senate), the 2007 Government Ethics Bill (became law), and the Protection Against Excessive Executive Compensation Bill (in committee).
And here's a great clip explaining why Obama: