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7-Year-Old Political Blogger Gets Obama Thank You Letter

This is one of those cute stories you don't expect much from when you hear about them ("Oh no, another insufferable kid story with a presidential an

This is one of those cute stories you don't expect much from when you hear about them ("Oh no, another insufferable kid story with a presidential angle"), but this one is different.

From the Chicago NBC affiliate WMAQ:

Watch out Politico and First Read. Competition is on the horizon, albeit a distant one.

Stanislaw "Stas" Gunkel may soon be a big name in the political blogosphere. He's already been recognized by President-elect Barack Obama, who told him in a letter to "make a difference everywhere you go."

Never mind that Gunkel is 7 years old and won't even be able to vote until 2019. The Edison Park boy's blog,, has covered such heady topics as alternative energy, the war in Iraq and yes, even Sarah Palin.

Ok, so what does a 7 year old boy think about Sarah Palin? From Stas' blog, Planet Stas:

Here is why I'm asking grown-ups to vote for Barack Obama. I am 7 years old so I can't vote......

My mom told me that I shouldn't base my election analysis on "feelings" (I like him/her) or "beliefs" (I share his/her beliefs) but on logical arguments. She asked me to create my own rational explanations for my support of Obama. Here is one of my arguments:

McCain and Palin are not be qualified to be President / Vice President of the U.S. The President's job is to do good for the country and the world. To do good for the country, the President must make smart decisions on important situations.

Governor Palin believes the world is 6000 years old. This is absurd. This is not a rational belief. This is a mistake. Scientists, experiments and evidence have shown this to be completely false. Therefore, she is not rational. If she is not rational, she should not be allowed to be President or Vice President.

Please vote for Barack Obama.

...causing my jaw to drop.

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Stanislaw "Stas" Gunkel proudly displaying his letter from President-elect Barack Obama

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