Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yes We Can...

I report proudly that I voted for a Democrat for the first time in my life:
Barack Obama/Joseph Biden

I have hope in politics again where it has been non-existent for my entire adult life. Regardless of whether you label it as Obama's dialogue for "change" or his rhetoric of change...I want him to succeed. If he can operate as Commander-in-Chief half as well as he inspires through his oratory skills, he will do amazingly.

President Obama's acceptance speech:

Part I:

Part II:

Part III:


Heidi Maloy said...

I have to say that I loved his acceptance speech, and I dare anyone to find one thing in it that they don't agree with! Yes, we can! And, yes, I hope he can live up to the change he promises, and I think he might actually be able to do it. (my first vote for Democratic president too)

Jodi Jean said...

i hope we can.

i liked his acceptance speach. i voted for mccain, but i'm hoping he lives up to the expectations of everyone

Christopher Maloy said...


Now that is what a leader is suppose to sound like.

Some favorite quotes (from this speech and others),
"To those who would tear the world down --- we'll defeat you. To those who seek peace and security -- we support you."

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.

It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.

There is not a liberal America and a conservative America - there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America - there's the United States of America.

We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.

I have many more but I will not bore you any longer.

Obama! Obama! Obama!

Christopher Maloy said...

One more thing ... the mantle of the most important leader of the world has just been passed. The world was watching. He was the clear choice to unite so many of us that are so different.

"For those of you who did not vote for me... I am your president too."