Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Yes, We Will

“After decades of broken politics in Washington, eight years of failed policies from George Bush, and twenty-one months of a campaign that has taken us from the rocky coast of Maine to the sunshine of California, we are one week away from change in America.

In one week, you can turn the page on policies that have put the greed and irresponsibility of Wall Street before the hard work and sacrifice of folks on Main Street.

In one week, you can choose policies that invest in our middle-class, create new jobs, and grow this economy from the bottom-up so that everyone has a chance to succeed; from the CEO to the secretary and the janitor; from the factory owner to the men and women who work on its floor.

In one week, you can put an end to the politics that would divide a nation just to win an election; that tries to pit region against region, city against town, Republican against Democrat; that asks us to fear at a time when we need hope.

In one week, at this defining moment in history, you can give this country the change we need.”

The above is an excerpt from a speech given by Barack Obama on October 27, 2008 in Canton, Ohio. Every time I hear him speak or read the speeches he has made I am so overcome with optimistic happiness I actually want to cry tears of joy. I could get used to feeling bliss for the next eight years.

Wow, what an amazing thought -- feeling hope, inspiration, happiness and joy for eight solid years!

Need a little help with the concept? Check out this post written last Saturday by Jason. Very much what I have been thinking for weeks. Very much what we all need to do throughout the day today.

I support Obama. I know he will be our next President because I plan to get out there and cast my ballot for him tonight. I strongly urge and encourage all of you to do the same.

We will vote for change tonight. We will realize a positive future for this great nation.


High Desert Diva said...


pastrywitch said...

Barack Obama is the first politician who has inspired me to hope. I liked Bill Clinton, a lot, but something about Obama moves me in a way my jaded mind finds amazingly refreshing. Or refreshingly amazing....or both.
I cast my ballot on the first day of early voting.
Here's hoping the country doesn't blow this opportunity.

Bridgete said...

I voted this morning. I got up an hour early just to go vote because it was the only time I had available. Well, at least, it was the only time I had available when I'd actually be close enough to home to get to my polling location.

I miss Oregon's mail-in ballots...

Anyway. That is how passionate I am this year about voting. I actually got up early just to go do it. =)

Chris Stone said...

great post. can't wait. i wish it were like a sports event where you could watch and cheer.... instead of sitting with fingers crossed... peering anxiously at numbers. jeesh. like how many walks around the block can one do?


Bree said...

Mail-in ballots are awesome, except today has been a little anti-climactic for me...everyone's all "HEYOU DID YOU VOTE TODAY?!?!" and I'm all "yeah, a week and a half ago".

The good news? I don't have to stand in the snow. Take THAT democracy! ;)

ginger said...

i cried tonight when the electoral votes avalanched down the mountain and i cried during his speech in chicago and i'm on the verge now.

and i'm so happy that colorado went blue! holy cow! that alone is a miracle!


High Desert Diva said...

Yes, we did!