Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Day Like No Other

Eight years ago if you had told me that I would be beating on doors in the pouring rain and blowing up phone lines for anything even remotely resembling politics I would have rolled on the floor laughing until my mother of four bladder burst. While I followed politics, I never had any desire to be involved.

Watching our nation falling to pieces around me-I was desperate for a change. Initially, I was a Hillary supporter. But as I followed Barack Obama -I was increasingly drawn to him. Not just because he is hot and I bet he smells good. Not just for his easy sense of humor and killer smile. Not for his obvious compassion and fatherly abilities. Not just for his complete lack of ego or his amazing intelligence. But because he is so incredibly genuine.

I had the pleasure of seeing Barack Obama speak in Battle Creek this summer. A time I will never forget. Surrounded by an amazingly diverse crowd. All with a single goal. He said at the rate we were going there would be nothing left for our children. He said he wanted to build a better future for ALL OF OUR children. As his motorcade went by our car and he caught our thrown kisses-I believed him. Whole heartedly.

Today is a fresh start. Today is a new page in our history. Today is a time to embrace change. Today puts the past behind us. Today it is safe to dream-to hope-for our future and our children's.

10 comments:

  1. You got it, exactly. I'm so excited.

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  2. Why is it so hard for other people to get that?

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  3. Beautifully written! I agree with Jan, I am very excited!

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  4. Whew! I thought I might be the only one who thinks he's HOT!

    I've had the inauguration coverage on all day. It IS exciting. The little ones have lost interest, and I'd like to be able to convey how BIG this is. How important. But I can't find the words...

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  5. Great day. I have never been glued to an inauguration. In fact, I can't say I've ever watched one before yesterday!

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  6. Geez, you're making me cry now! :) Yes, what a wonderful day it was. And you know, given that he too has two young girls to think of, I do believe he means what he says. :)

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  7. Now that I'm done crying I can see to type that I totally agree with you. He gives me hope, he gives me hope for my children and everyone elses, the fact that he is biracial is a history setter yes but that has nothing to do with why I believe in him.

    He stands for so much, and I have faith that he will do the job he has set to do.

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