Monday, November 3, 2008

Yes We Can

Finally here it is. Election Day only hours away. After months and months of campaigning and speechifying it all comes down to us. Tomorrow we can elect a man who will help turn America around after eight years of war, corruption, economic neglect and the very subjugation of our constitution. Barack Obama is a man who will be a transformational leader; a man of ideas and the power to inspire us all. We can defeat the forces of fear and the ideas of yesterday with the promise of change and the hope of a brighter future. Others more eloquent than myself have penned words endorsing Barack Obama and this is a good time to share some of them:

Addressing Obama's transformational candidacy and also stating how his eloquence is also a means to govern, The New Yorker's endorsement concludes with, "at a moment of economic calamity, international perplexity, political failure, and battered morale, America needs both uplift and realism, both change and steadiness. It needs a leader temperamentally, intellectually, and emotionally attuned to the complexities of our troubled globe. That leader’s name is Barack Obama."

The New York Times noted that Obama has "the will and the ability to forge the broad political consensus that is essential to finding solutions to this nation’s problems" in their endorsement which concluded that "this country needs sensible leadership, compassionate leadership, honest leadership and strong leadership. Barack Obama has shown that he has all of those qualities."

Always eloquent and never more so in his campaign appearances with and for Obama, Bruce Springsteen talked about the American promise and how it was handed down to us giving us the things that "bind us together and give us faith in our contract with one another." He went on to say that he has spent his life and career "measuring the distance between that American promise and American reality" and that Obama will "restore" that promise and how we can all rebuild the "house that is truer and big enough to contain the hopes and dreams of all of our fellow citizens."

And so, tomorrow we can finally act and with one voice say, "Yes We Can."

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