Monday, August 25, 2008

The Future is Calling


The United States experienced history tonight when the highly educated African American Michelle Obama stood before a crowd of thousands and a television audience of millions and spoke on behalf of her husband's candidacy for President. In an authentic speech delivered directly over the plate with moving clarity and simplicity, she cut through the nonsense of Rove's villainy and showed, not described, the face of hope.

I consider watching her speech a privilege and won't ever forget it. Less than fifty years have passed since a woman refused to give up her seat on a bus. Just over 20 years have passed since Morris Dees won the famous lawsuit that set a precedent against KKK violence and led to other litigation against white supremacist groups. Tonight showed both how far we have come and how far we have yet to go. Of course Obama is not perfect, but he is the best candidate for president to run in many years. The GOP and the current White House have inflicted far more damage than can be repaired in four years or eight or eighteen. But we can start.

A wave of change is trying to happen. The future is calling. If we are too stupid, blind and easily manipulated by GOP smears to recognize this opportunity, we deserve the result. Our children do not. The future is calling. For the sake of the nation, everyone should answer the call. The blue tsunami remains in play.

4 Comments:

Blogger The Navigator said...

My first reaction last night was very similar to yours, a straight forward, positive response to a positive message. Then I started listening to and reading all of the commentary, and now I’m just nauseas. CNN has a poll asking whether I am more interested in Hillary’s speech or Bill’s speech. The poll doesn’t have a choice for not giving a flying F about either.

McCain is worse than pathetic. What is it with this country’s way of insulating incompetence and attacking ability? No wonder we’re in the mess we’re in.

8/26/2008 4:02 PM  
Blogger Liza said...

What is really pathetic is CNN's coverage of the convention. If you go to CSPAN you can hear all of the speeches some of which are really good. If you go to CNN, the talking heads are yapping through most of the speeches. Today the big topic is whether or not Hillary is going to deliver for Barack Obama in her speech tonight.

CNN apparently believes that the way to cover the convention is to have their own people and few selected others run their mouths endlessly and show only what they consider to be the important speeches.

I wonder if they'll show Obama's acceptance speech or if they will spend the whole time talking about whether or not he is winning hearts and minds.

While I was watching CNN one of my dogs stepped on the remote and the station went back to CSPAN.

8/26/2008 6:32 PM  
Anonymous Scarlett Letter said...

I've been watching on PBS/KUAT. Better coverage.

8/28/2008 10:41 AM  
Anonymous Scarlett Letter said...

Oh dear -- the best line of the convention was just spoken.
Put Barney Smith before Smith Barney.
Go Dems.
Go America.

8/28/2008 8:46 PM  

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