Jaye: And if he doesn't or can't do all this?
PandaBaby: Please watch this video. Barack doesn't claim he can - he believes we can. He has already mobilized the greatest force for change in American politics in my lifetime.
Jaye: Barack has been accused of talking a good game, but lacks the fundamental 'nitty-gritty' of how he's going to accomplish all he's proposed.
PandaBaby: Please read his books: The Audacity of Hope, or Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance. Read his policy papers. Consider that he will have a significant majority of Democrats in the House and Senate after the election, which will work with him to implement change.
Barack says we can do it by working together. I believe him because of the evidence of his life and because he is able to inspire, motivate and bring together people of all races and ages to work in his campaign.
I believe the evidence of his campaign, which has broken all records of Democratic voter turnout, raised more money than his opponents by individual donors giving small amounts - $10, $15, $25 - it's unprecedented. He walks his talk. He doesn't take money from Federally registered lobbyists. He's using the Internet to organize and unite people, multiplying the power of the individual in a thorough and accessible way never before seen in politics.
Jaye: I think he's going to need two terms to start change - given the American political system is a vast conglomeration of opposing interests.
PandaBaby: The opposing interests you mention are often the good of the people versus the interests of certain corporations which degrade our environment, treat the health of the community as a commodity for profit; which take American jobs overseas and which replace American workers with migrant workers. It's no coincidence that the powerful Teamsters Union endorsed Barack Obama today.
Jaye: He is taking on a job that's not for the faint of heart, or for those easy to manipulate (like the incumbent).
PandaBaby: I salute the courage of Barack and Michelle Obama.
Jaye: Worse, it's not just Americans who are watching and waiting...
PandaBaby: To want peace is not the same as being weak. It takes more strength to make peace than to make war. Let no one underestimate the ability and resolve of the American people as we work through this remarkable time of change - virtually a political metamorphosis, in our country.