Tuesday, June 03, 2008

One of the coolest political moments in my lifetime

Chicago's own Barack Obama is the Democratic nominee for President.

And as the "Democrat with backbone" -- a creature he called too rare in his U.S. Senate campaign kickoff speech -- he essentially accepted the nomination in the middle of the Republican convention hall! The audacity! I love it.

This is our moment. It's our moment to elect a leader with blazing intelligence, refreshing humility and a Lincolnian faith in the power of regular people who choose to engage in governance to create a kinder, more just and more productive nation.

This is one of the coolest political moments of my lifetime.

And it will be eclipsed in November when we elect Barack Obama as the next President of the United States of America.

4 comments:

Prof. Goldblatt Ph.D. said...

I to am angry with the democratic party as well as the media. This race was decided long ago by Barack Hussein Obama playing this little game and keeping his superdelegates in his pocket.

I have been amazed how orchestrated everything has been for Barack Hussein Obama. As I watched the Jeremy Wright situation unfold I thought for sure Barack Hussein Obama was done. No, the American people who support this man just overlooked it and on he went. They think he can do no wrong. Kind of funny how the jury didn't return Rezko's verdict until the day after the primary ended.


We are judged by the company we keep.

Once again the DNC has come up with an inadequate candidate, Barack Hussein Obama is a empty suit and I don't believe a word he says.


I am definitely voting for John McCain. I like him a lot so it is an easy move. He loves this country and went through hell during the POW days.

Notice to Barack Hussein Obama and his Kool Aid drinking supporters:

MY WHOLE FAMILY is voting for McCain and we are all lifetime Democrats!

My decision to vote McCain is mainly the treatment by the DNC to Hillary, the press and pundits who need new jobs and many other reasons. No, I am not a biggot. There are so many reasons I didn't like Barack Hussein Obama from the beginning and none were due to his racial background.'

Obama and his friends are hate-mongers, and I won't vote for hate and racism. I would have loved to vote for a Black democrat, I have always been a democrat. But I am switching to John McCain. Thank-you for having the courage to create this site.

Dan Johnson-Weinberger said...

Your logic eludes me. First, Barack Obama is among the most candid elected officials in the nation. Second, most people think that the country needs big changes from Republican rule and like Barack's message that we all have to work together to improve our nation. Finally, the DNC was more than fair to Senator Clinton, and since she is fully supporting Obama, I would think that Clinton voters should (and will) too.

Reed said...

I loved the moment as well, Dan, even if Senator Clinton managed to steal a share the headlines. I suppose she's earned that anyway.

I'm moving to Argentina in August. Two days ago I suddenly realized that I won't even be here in November. I can only imagine that the citizenry of most foreign countries are pro-Obama by a good margin. I'm fairly confident that Obama's going to win and win big. Two days ago, I envisioned that moment and what it will feel like for me. I began crying a bit, thinking about the way Obama has run this campaign - based foremost on honesty - and how much pride I feel when I think about how the country has reacted to him. I was only just pretending. I can't imagine how I'll really feel in November, when summer is arriving and with it the biggest improvement I've seen in my lifetime to the land I love. I can't wait.

My celebratory Obama post.

Bill Baar said...

Obama's backbone bent on FISA.

Check The Real Barack Obama...

There's the Obama you read, the Obama you hear, and the Obama who votes and they can be awfully at odds with one another...