Thursday, August 28, 2008

I'm Catching Hope!

Tonight, like millions of Americans, I witnessed a remarkable and historic moment. Barack Obama, became the first African American to be nominated as a presidential candidate for a major political Party! No matter what you think of politics, of government, or even of this candidate himself, this is an amazing thing. Literally in our lifetimes the seemingly impossible has occurred! Less than 40 years ago African Americans were denied the same rights as White Americans, and today, a man who is 50% each race is almost our next President. The extreme policies of the Republican Party lo this past terrible decade, have actually caused the nation to swing like a pendulum back towards progressive, say it proudly now, LIBERAL politics!

Here is a fun little ad put together that explains how sweet this moment is:

Watching Obama's speech tonight, in the company of more than 100 of my fellow Americans, every color, age, size, and shape, made me hope again!

There's a lot of work to be done and guess who's going to do it? YOU AND ME! Why? Because it's our JOB! Obama put it so well at the end of his acceptance speech tonight:
And Democrats, we must also admit that fulfilling America's promise will require more than just money. It will require a renewed sense of responsibility from each of us to recover what John F. Kennedy called our "intellectual and moral strength." Yes, government must lead on energy independence, but each of us must do our part to make our homes and businesses more efficient. Yes, we must provide more ladders to success for young men who fall into lives of crime and despair. But we must also admit that programs alone can't replace parents; that government can't turn off the television and make a child do her homework; that fathers must take more responsibility for providing the love and guidance their children need.

Individual responsibility and mutual responsibility -- that's the essence of America's promise.

Read the text of his entire speech HERE

Watch a video of it here:


Blogger C. L. DeMedeiros said...

your blog!!!



p.s.I saw his speech twice that night. after real time, I saw again,
It was like I was dreaming or something like that.


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