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For various reasons, I have stayed far, far away from politics on this blog. I used to be so deeply enmeshed in politics that it’s sometimes a struggle not to say something about the topic. Nonetheless, I’ve managed to stay far, far away. Until now.
This post may shock people who know me, but when I heard the first lady of California share an Eleanor Roosevelt quote about taking risks (actually, she said, “Do one thing every day that scares you.”) I decided this post would be my risk for the day.
Whether you’re a Republican, Independent, or Democrat, I just ask for a few moments of your time (you have to watch it all the way to the end) to watch this video. In all my life, I’ve never seen a candidate (not just the video, more accurately the whole package) that moves me the way this guy does. I can’t help but think that he could do great things for our country.
Ask your kids who they support and who the other kids in their school think should be president. You might be surprised by the answer. Most kids I know (regardless of the party affiliation of their parents) enthusiastically say, “Obama!” Think about that. The little ones who, in many cases, have a closer connection to what’s real, to what matters in life (because they’re free from all the facades and spin and BS) have a passionate affinity for this man.
It seems to me that he’s just the kind of change this country needs.
Let’s not wait for the world to change anymore.
“We are the change we’ve been waiting for.”
— Barack Obama
4 responses to “Yes, We Can!”
Beautifully written, as always.
Tonight, I enjoyed ignoring my coworkers tell me that he lacks experience and then filling in the oval next to his name at the voting booth.
[Yay! Thanks, Dan.
Here is my risk for today – the idea of Hillary Clinton as president scares the bejeezus out of me.
[Here’s to taking a risk each day! Thanks, Tara.
That Yes We Can video is goosebump stuff! Time will tell if the building momentum will carry him through to the nomination, but I hope so. He does inspire hope.
I did an interview with my fourth grade son yesterday about their classroom primaries…..
Check it out….
[PG, I love that interview with your son. That’s exactly the kind of empirical data that is blowing me away a little bit. Fascinating, isn’t it? Thanks, PG.