Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Yes We Can

When I first saw this video I cried. In the weeks that followed, I saw the snark and the ugliness on the political blogs and the conservative cable news channels. Their message was that those of us who felt inspired by and who supported Barack Obama were naive and under some kind of mass delusion. They negated the power of his message of uniting the country, as if the words weren't something most of us have hungered for our whole lives.

I focused on the issues when I talked about Obama. I shied away from talking about the hope I had, after so many years of feeling betrayed and cynical about the things my government has done.

But I want to post this video now and proclaim my hope and my belief that we really can heal our nation.

Yes we can.

11 comments:

debra said...

YES WE CAN.

debra said...

My husband just called. He was at the polls at 6:40 (they opened at 6:30). It is 7:41 AM and he just left the polling place. People had been in line at 5:45AM to vote at 6:30AM!

The energy is palpable. YES WE CAN!

Carleen Brice said...

Pretty soon, we'll be able to say YES WE DID!!

Steve Malley said...

God I hope so...

Patti said...

oh man, have you been hearing about the two dudes dressed in black panther garb (saying that they are black panthers), one with a billy club, intimidating voters in philadelphia?!

Therese said...

I know just what you mean, Lisa--and have posted my own message of hope today. Great minds thinking alike!

Judy Merrill Larsen said...

Yes we can. i was working at the polls today--at 5:30 a.m. over 200 people were in line. I had one 60-something woman come out with tears in her eyes--she'd just voted for the first time EVER--for Obama.

When I was finally able to vote at 1 p.m. (the polls are open until 7), over 50% of the people in my precinct had already cast their ballots. It's amazing.

Shauna Roberts said...

The video still gives me goosebumps. YES WE CAN!

Melissa Marsh said...

I'm very glad that I live in a country where I am able to vote.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Yes, we will.

Yogamum said...

SI SE PUEDE!

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