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.