Today, while watching for the returns from the Maine Democratic caucus, I sat through Hillary's latest stump speech, followed directly by McCain's latest stump speech. If they hadn't been right in a row, I might not have seen it as clearly, but it was startlingly obvious - the Republican front runner and the Democratic contender were both trying their best to sound like Barack Obama.
Barack's convincing and passionate speeches come from his own life, his experiences and his work as a Civil Rights attorney. His appeal comes from his sincerity: he is convinced of what he is saying, convinced from the deepest parts of his soul.
We can elect the real, genuine Obama. Yes We Can! We don't have to settle for a Hillary imitation of Obama or a McCain imitation of Obama.
Don't be fooled - go for the original, the unique and authentic candidate who offers us real change in Washington - "change we can believe in".