January 20, 2008
"A speech...we'll be reading 20 to 30 years from now" (if not longer)
Don't walk, but run, to the nearest place you can find a transcript of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's speech given today in Atlanta. It is powerful, and moving, and it perfectly illustrates that Americans do not have the opportunity very often — and certainly not every four years — to consider a candidate as purely inspirational as this.
Read that speech. I don't care if your politics don't align with Obama's; mine don't (at least not squarely). This is about more than issue positions. This is about empowerment, and involvement, and setting aside our apathy in the spirit of actually making a better future, rather than hoping (irony noted) one will just appear. This is a Churchill moment, an FDR moment, a Lincoln moment, and an RFK moment all rolled into one. I'm sorry, but I don't think that Hillary Clinton or John McCain can offer that. And it's more important than you might at first think.
Vote your conscience, but read the speech.
Presidential Elections | By joe lance | 7:16 PM