I spoke up twice this week as a Liberal. The first was a friend who does not really participate in the process, when he said something about the “hysteria” the past two weeks. I told him that one person’s hysteria is another persons joy. This afternoon we met s friend on the river trail and she had her uncle with her. I remarked in the conversation that I had just bought a new flag after not flying one for the past eight. She whispered that her uncle was a Republican. So what? I am proud of being a Liberal. Yes We Can!
The chattering class is already at it not one week after the election. Palin in 2012? Is Obama worried about his meeting with Bush? What about Iran?
They really don’t understand that it is A New Day. All the old ways of looking at the world are being replaced with hope and solutions that involve us all. Will.i.am has a new video that sets the tone. It is not business as usual.
It’s time to expect the best in all of us. And for all of us.
Nothing was more touching than the tears on the face of Jesse Jackson last night. You might not agree with everyhtng that man has done in his life, but this isthe moment and we are the people we’ve been waiting for. Barack’s message last night, like all of his campaign, was about the work ahead. We are one nation. We have reached the mountaintop, the Civil War has ended at long last.
I also thought John McCain’s speech was especially gracious, and the reaction of his crowd as he spoke told me all I need to know about today’s Republican party. I hope something other than hate and meanness can rise from its ashes, as we need dialogue from all sides.
I echo Michelle Obama’s words: I can be proud of my country again. I got your email last night, sign me up, Barack!
Only a couple of days left until the election and the press still plays the same old tune that every issue must have equal time. Even NPR the other day. I though that their job was to bring us the truth rather present the lies and distortions. Silly me. Some issues have one side, others have a thousand, but why continue to give credence to a failed party with failed candidates?
A Palin rally in Florida shows no McBush signs and Dick Cheney endorses the McBush-Palin ticket. Can it get any crazier?
We watched Barack speak for 30 minutes Wednesday and I noticed the difference. He was metaphysically creating the change he talks about rather than allowing any doubt by mentioning McBush. I think the pundits are stuck in the past with their analysis. This is a transformational election, a huge reckoning for the past eight years. The vote will not be close. Donna Britt said it well from this morning’s Washington Post
Some wonderful speech and music from the campaign: