Thursday, October 16

Caldwell/Kelsey '08


I witnessed one of the most remarkable speeches today on a local college campus. There are political campaigns with stump speeches which drone on with mundane promises stirring nothing but bowel movements, and then there's Michael Caldwell, unlikely candidate for President of these United States, promising to build a fence around Oklahoma and raise their tax rate to 85% while giving the rest of the country a free ride. Speaking of free, the lines about freedom lifted right out of Mel Gibson's Braveheart were inspiring. Obama couldn't have delivered them better. Who needs an expensive speech writer when dozens of cool speeches are already out on the web, ready to be surfed up. And who needs pricey signs and balloons. Buy the hearts and minds of the people with free candy bars and a $25 gas card.

He may only be 20 years old, but since when has Constitutional limits stopped anyone yet from reaching their political potential? Term limits? We won't need 'em after his coronation. Michael Caldwell, a lone, clear voice amidst the din of political pestilence. Michael Caldwell, a young man who needs our help, and an Armani suit. Michael Caldwell, taking the poly out of polyticks and giving the rest to the dogs.

Yeah, Michael Caldwell and Brett Kelsey. After they're elected, every man gets a government issue reciprocating saw. (Take it from me, you had to be there.)

10 comments:

lottieparker said...

yep that's my boy
(L.Parker, grandmother)

Elmo Q. Shangnaster said...

You should be proud.

Articulate, thought provoking, he was ... inspiring.

He had me at the point of thinking, "I've got a hammer, nails and $20...let's get on a bus to Oklahoma and go build that fence!"

Neal Edward said...

What a dynamic young man with an incredible thought process - parents and all who know him should be proud. Michael Caldwell is set for a bright future in politics or a more lofty position in life. Thank you Michael for your thoughts and inspiration!! GO FOR IT!!!

Janet Caldwell, other mom-mom said...

I believe the sky is no limit to your potential and I expect that you will have a special suite set aside for me in THE White House.

Elmo Q. Shangnaster said...

Behind every great president is a mom who tucks his shirt in.

Touching...

Elmo Q. Shangnaster said...

All kidding aside, Neal, he does seem like a smart guy. And it takes some guts to stand up in front of people at a "rally" and give a speech, especially if it's intended to be funny.

I'd be on the lookout for him on some career horizon in a few years. If he can keep doing stuff like this, he'll make his presence known...in a good way. ;)

Elmo Q. Shangnaster said...

Geez, if I keep getting traffic like this, I'll make Blogger's Blogs of Note!

Caldwell/Kelsey IS the best thing that's happened to me! Wow!

georgiasunflower said...

Speaking as Michael's mother, you are absolutely right. He is going places. Hopefully good places! All kidding aside his father and I were both there yesterday and we are incredibly proud of him. I think what I am most proud of is his protection of Alaskan Virginity :) I don't remember him being silent for a year however.

Elmo Q. Shangnaster said...

Georgiasunflower, he must've been counting a year's worth of silence on a cumulative basis for all those times when you weren't looking. ;)

Thanks for stopping by and all the best to ya.

Isaiah 60:19,

...rjb

Michael Parker said...

grandpa parker -- the only thing that concerns me is with all your liberal views, Michael, you will take votes away from my candidate, Obama

love ya