I've just finished watching Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Joe Biden's speeches from the democratic convention. If you did not get a chance to see Bill Clinton's speech, I encourage you to do so.
In fact, here you go:
While I thought all of the speeches were good, I feel like this is the one everyone should see. If you can get through this and still choose a crusty old stuttering warmonger as our president, I sincerely have to wonder about you and what you imagine this country can be.
I'm not usually a person who follows politics, or feels particularly strongly about any given election. But this campaign has done it for me. I am officially swept up. I wish election day weren't on a work night, because I would feel compelled to host a Super Bowl style election party to watch the coverage with snacks and all the play by play action. I am sick to death of Republican bullshit, and I am excited that happier times could be around the corner. I am also terrified that McCain will lead us straight for WW3 without a second's hesitation.
I don't care that we could be electing the first black president of America, though it's amazing that the civil rights movement has come so far. And I don't care that Obama is young for a president, because age is not equivalent to experience or wisdom. What I do care about is that Barack Obama has the intelligence to try and find a balance between extremes, in which everyone can exist harmoniously. Like the one Jedi who brings balance to the force...
It is obvious that he puts a lot of thought into his words and actions, and I feel confident that he will make wise decisions. I don't feel I am voting for a puppet, or that he is lying to my face. For the first time ever, I feel good about a politician, and I am hopeful that things will start to get better.
Fingers crossed that my fellow Americans will agree.
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