Monday, November 03, 2008

Change

"For one shining moment, let's call a halt to our red-blue bickering and predicting. Rather than glancing back at our racist past or peering into our uncertain future, we'll allow ourselves a brief celebration of now. We'll be brave and reckless enough to be happily surprised by one undeniable change:

Against all sensible odds and reasoned predictions, untold numbers of Americans of every persuasion have opened their hearts, minds and souls to the possibility that a black man is the best choice to lead them. Whatever happens, an immeasurable amount of light has illuminated our darkness."

2 comments:

daveed said...

That's a bit of a disingenuous statement on Britt's part -- as if race was the only reason to vote (or not) for Barack Obama. It harkens back to the nastiness during the primaries.

Is that really what Obama's run for the presidency was supposed to represent? It's certainly a monumentally historic election because of it, but using race as a qualifier (and Britt's not alone in this) does his candidacy, and most of his supporters, a disservice.

Kevie said...

Next you're going to tell me that Santa Claus isn't real.