Friday, June 6, 2008

Barack Obama "Only In America "

I am like much of America is proud of Barack Obama . No one can doubt the historical magnitude of his nomination status . Republicans and Democrats can joust politically on the merits of electing Obama. No intelligent person however will diminish what this means to America .
In America we are taught that anyone can grow up to be president. For over 200 years this was just a dream . From 1789 to the present , we have had an quota system , only white males were given serious consideration for the presidency. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's historic campaign forever banished the thoughts of women not holding the presidency. Today with Barack being the presumptive nominee , African -Americans feel that same sense of pride , and the knowledge that all is possible in this great country. Michelle Obama in campaigning,flubbed her lines in expressing the pride of her country and her husband .I will not stumble on my words, I am proud of my country and Barack .In the words of boxing promoter , Don King " only in America" can this happen. Together as we all go forward to make this country greater ,we must all banish the demons of hate ,sexism ,age discrimination , and racism from the body politic.


Anonymous Bill said...

AMEN ~~~ History is being made and lived everyday! Just blessed to "still" be here!

June 8, 2008 at 1:38 PM  
Anonymous Jesse Jackson Jr. Blog said...

What a defining moment in history for Senator Barack Obama to clinch yesterday the Democratic nomination for President. Senator Obama’s nomination confirms Dr. King’s observation that “the moral arc of the universe” is long, but bends toward freedom and justice.

Senator Obama personifies a uniquely American story — born to a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya. He affirms the motto included in the Great Seal of the United States: E Pluribus Unum — Out of Many, One. He also reflects the American Dream — ‘a skinny kid with a funny name’ who came to Chicago’s South Side with ‘no money and no connections’ can climb high in this country– even reaching for the Oval Office.

His campaign is just as uniquely American, made possible by the great democratic movements of the 20th Century. People who have dared to dream and to act and to struggle and to come together for a common purpose have opened society and expanded rights, allowing more Americans to participate in and perfect our democracy.

Barack Obama will accept the Democratic nomination for President on August 28th — the 45th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech. In many ways, Senator Obama’s nomination as president is a fulfillment of a dream — long deferred — of a country where people would ‘not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.’

Clearly, Senator Obama has demonstrated his character, conviction and capacity to lead our nation to a more perfect Union. The American people — We the People — have responded.

June 9, 2008 at 11:12 AM  

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