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Tonight, I say to the American people, to Democrats and Republicans and Independents across this great land – enough! This moment – this election – is our chance to keep, in the 21st century, the American promise alive. Because next week, in Minnesota, the same party that brought you two terms of George Bush and Dick Cheney will ask this country for a third. And we are here because we love this country too much to let the next four years look like the last eight. On November 4th, we must stand up and say: “Eight is enough.”  –Barack Obama



I sat on the couch and watched the Barack Obama acceptance speech last night.  I hung on to his every word, and often applauded as if I was right there among that huge crowd.  Obama brought it home last night, and I was so proud!  He got his jabs in without sounding like an “angry black man” (I hate that term by the way).Of course the main stream commentators are picking him apart for not detailing how he planned to pay for all his new ideas, but he spoke for over forty minutes, and last night was not the time for nickel and dime figures. 

On the 40th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, we saw a black man stand in front of the world to say:  with profound gratitude and great humility, I accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States”.  He was definitely humble, and grateful for the support we’ve given thus far, but it’s not over yet.  We must all remain engaged in this political process.  The election is a few months away and I expect there to be a lot of the same tomfoolery we saw in the last two elections (hanging chads, pantsuit protests, et al). 

Last night when Obama said “What the nay-sayers don’t understand is that this election has never been about me. It’s been about you,” I applauded.  This election is about more than having a black man in the White House, it’s about having THE RIGHT MAN in the White House (the fact that he’s black is just an added bonus)!  As we watch Obama campaign for these next few months lets continue to be diligent in our support.  He’s only going to get elected if we continue to support him, so let’s not drop the ball now. 

Change comes to Washington. Change happens because the American people demand it – because they rise up and insist on new ideas and new leadership, a new politics for a new time.  We can all agree that eight is enough, and like I said earlier in the week…..The Obama’s are the choice of a new generation!  I know I am not the only person that watched last night, so I am interested to hear how we all felt as we came one step closer to making the YES WE CAN dream a reality!



August 29, 2008 - Posted by | Opinion, Politics


  1. I was right there with you jerzee! Never been more proud!!! I just made a donation and I hope others will too.

    Comment by divastyles | August 29, 2008

  2. I was so proud of Barack Obama and the entire Democratic Convention culminating with the speech Obama gave last night. I had chill bumps listening to him. He finally put all the questions to rest last night about whether he could stand toe to toe with McCain without being as negative as McCain has been toward him. He didn’t attack McCain as much as he stated the ugly facts about McCain.

    What I find really interesting today is McCain’s pick for his VP. Sarah Palin is an unknown to Washington as well as most of the United States. I think McCain wanted to capitilize on the Tiny Tears Traveling Pantsuit Woman. Good move?….that’s yet to be seen.

    She may become a distraction in the coming weeks since the Joint Legislative Council has unanimously voted to start an investigation on Palin for firing the Public Safety Commissioner for NOT firing Palin’s ex-brother-in-law who was a State Trooper and going through a nasty divorce with her sister. This will be interesting!

    Comment by Miss Linda | August 29, 2008

  3. Proud – Absolutely! Motivated – Definitely! Ready for the Right Man to turn this country around – you can’t even imagine!!! (I called the oil company today and they said the price ceiling for heating oil increased $2.00 a gallon over last years ceiling …but I digress- sigh). Among so many important messages that I heard last night, I heard the future President of the United States of America say enough with the B.S.. Let’s be serious about something that is extremely serious…and why did he say that because HE understands what Americans are experiencing…this is not a game…this is about American lives, so am I annoyed to find Ms. Palin has been selected McCain’s running mate? ABSOLUTELY…he doesn’t even know her….talk about a game…talk about not taking the American people seriously….when you pick a running mate solely for the purpose of manipulating the American people, especially emotional woman that can’t seem to get over themselves enough to make the right choice for this country. McCain is running scared. I applaud Barack for his consistency, his integrity, his focus on a higher purpose…I need a President that is going change the tide before I drown, and I know a lot of other Americans who need the same thing. If McCain wants to play games he should get a Wii!

    Comment by Mai Mai | August 29, 2008

  4. All I can say is my, my, my! I know that Dr. King is jumping up and down with joy. There has been no one like him in 45 years. Many have tried and many have fallen short. I think it is true when they say leaders are born and not made. As an American, I am proud. As an African-American, I am proud. As a woman, I am proud. As a black woman, I am proud. Even though I am a household of one, as a family I am proud. As a black family, I am proud. The light at the end of the tunnel was dim but now it is brighter than ever. I can see my way to continue to move forward each day. “Don’t turn back” for we have come this far by faith. November 4th is going to be a day, it is going to be a march like no other. A march to the polls as we cast our vote to be free…decide which freedom you want. Tears rolling down my face and a burden lifting off my heart. Hope for the future has been restored. Change is coming…somebody get my Sam Cooke album…I need a moment…

    Comment by Venom | August 29, 2008

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