Sunday, November 09, 2008

America The Promise Land

I haven't talked politics much on this blog; I reserve that for my personal blog, My Moments in Time. But, this expresses my feelings so well. I know; it's corny. But, I've cried more with happiness and hope during the last couple weeks. I even cried today when Bob Schieffer did his commentary on Face the Nation. No matter how you voted, I wish you hope for the country.

9 comments:

Corey Wilde said...
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Corey Wilde said...

Great video, and of course I'm a big fan of that song in particular. They go well together.

There is so much work ahead though, and we as citizens must do our part, must not let down our guard. I don't want to see a return of the tactics and policies of the soon-to-be-previous administration.

Lesa said...

They do go well together, don't they Corey. You're right. I'm watching change.gov so I can keep track of the current administration. I have to say, I don't think we did a good job in the last eight years. You're right.

Jen said...

Thank you, Lesa, for posting this. It's not corny at all. It totally made me cry, and I know that where ever he his, Dr. King is weeping with joy right along with us.

I, like you, tried to keep the politics out of my book blog, but was very vocal on my personal blog - not that anyone really reads that one, but...I've always tried to be educated in the political areana and take voting very seriously, but NEVER have I felt as passionately about a candidate as I have about Barack Obama. Once I read his book The Audacity of Hope, which I read before he announced his candidacy, I knew he was a person I could believe in and follow!

And Corey's absolutely right, we have to be active in the change right along with Obama. But, I'm ready and willing to be a part of it.

Hope has returned!

Lesa said...

Like you, Jen, I've always tried to be an informed voter, from the time I first voted as a college freshman, researched my choice, and stayed up half the night with a friend who was a journalism major to wait for the returns.

But, I really was passionate about Barack Obama as a candidate, from the first speech he made at the DNC four years ago, his book and local appearance, to now.

I'm watching his choices for office, and hoping he makes selections that will be good for the country, and the world.

Jim said...

Lesa,

As you know, after I saw him give the speech at the Democratic National Convention, I said, "There is the next JFK if he would run." You and I have followed him since that time, right thought meeting him & shaking hands with him in Phoenix, and I tod him, " I hope you will consider running for President, Mr. Senator. This could bring us all as a nation back together & live by the ideals laid out by Dr. King, JFk, and RFK.

May they all Rest In Peace & see a new awaking of the American Spirt.

Love.. Jim

pattinase (abbott) said...

I don't think the entire world has ever been so hopeful that a US President can pull us all together. Don't we all want this? That has to unite us. We can no longer see ourselves as living in isolation.

Lesa said...

Thank you, Jim.

Lesa said...

You're right, Patti. And, I think it has already started to bring us together. We need to continue to work on that. Wouldn't it be awe inspiring if the world could be united?