If you did not get a chance to see President Barack Obama's GORGEOUS campaign speech tonight in Iowa, his last speech as a candidate for re-election to the presidency where it all began four years ago, I suggest you Google it and listen to his magnificent oratory. He flicked a tear from his eye and so did I because I have just witnessed history.
I said four years ago to all who know me, that I did not care what fate had in store for me. I wanted ONLY to see our first African American president in my lifetime and my heart would sit easy as the change I so desperately wanted in the late 60's as a convert to progressive politics had occurred IN MY TIME!
I think now, I am not quite ready to say I have neared the end of my time because I MUST see, yet again, this amazing man Barack Obama win a second term for me, for my country and, indeed, for the world.
I LOVE you, Barack Obama. You are MY amazing grace and I thank fate, or god or whatever it is that allowed me to see that which I thought I never would see. NOW I want to see it ONE MORE TIME as we all as a nation go to the polls tomorrow, drive others to the polls tomorrow, and HOPEFULLY help win the re-election of Barack Obama tomorrow so I can say FINALLY I have seen what seemed impossible just a few short years ago.
Let us make it work for the president, make it work for our state, let us make it work for the nation and the world so that as John Kennedy in my youth so poetically said:
With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own.—President John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address (1961)
LET US AGAIN GO TOMORROW TO VOTE AND TO HELP RE-ELECT BARACK OBAMA AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND ELECT ELIZABETH WARREN TO THE US SENATE FROM MASSACHUSETTS!