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“You know, they said this day would never come,” Barack
Obama stated in his speech when he won Iowa
earlier this month. This morning, the Senator from Chicago
has won South Carolina
by 55% of the vote--BLACK. I have dedicated this year to learning more about
this man, that Caroline Kennedy-the Kennedy’s have endorsed this morning. I now
interpret that opening quote as The Day Has Finally Come!
I went out and bought the first book written by Sen. Obama, Dreams From My Father, began reading it
while traveling the past two weeks, and I’m literally smitten by the young
democrat who is changing the face of my generation. As I read about his trials
of learning his own fate, identity, and place in the world, I see myself doing
the same thing.
I believe that The United States is ready for a Black President.
I have to recant on my earlier statements in past entries that he could be hurt
if he took office (which still haunts me). I believe that Black people would be
his shield just as they were for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. –The shield that
I’m referring to is the support that is swarming the country and the budding
fact that we actually believe in his ideals, and the need for change in the White
House. In addition, he is waking up a new generation of leaders to take a
I can’t put his book down; I can't stop thinking about his
intelligence, his brilliance, his tenacity, and realness. He is definitely the
truth. I can’t say how he compares to John F. Kennedy because I was born in
1976... However, I do believe that he is the first to use the word Hope in is campaign. I believe that is appropriate. If we are not to believe that
things can change (and hoping for that change) then what are we really doing for our own country and
livelihood as a people? person that I have watched bring an entire country together
in the last four presidencies that include Regan, Bush, Clinton, and Bush.
I know experience matters as a leader of the masses. Sen. Barack
Obama does have that experience he has lived life, been up and down. He has
climbed just as many mountains as the next man. If elected the Senator states
that he will be, “...a President who will be honest about the choices and the
challenges we face; who will listen to you and learn from you even when we
disagree; who won’t just tell you what you want to hear, but what you need to
I will end this brief excerpt this morning with a quote from
Ralph Bunch, “I have a bias against war, a bias for peace. I have a bias which
leads me to believe that no problem of human relations is ever insoluble.”
Senator Barack Obama is the first man that I can say in my history who has
created a revolution, a bias for peace, a bias against war, and believes that
Human Relations is ever insoluble. Go. Obama. Go!