Saturday, August 30, 2008

Yes, We Can!

It's all over. The Obamas and Bidens are in Ohio for the memorial service for U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio).  The Clintons are there, too, bringing the unity and joy of a remarkable Democratic convention with them. A remarkable woman like the congresswoman deserves no less.

After a speech by Sen. Barack Obama so remarkable my 86-year-old father, a veteran journalist who has covered more than his share of politics and an active member of the New York State Democratic Committee, said he's never seen anything like it, it's back to the real world. Back to spreading the word that change is possible and we can do it.

Barack Obama said that change doesn't come from Washington, it comes from us and spreads to Washington. Let's commit ourselves to change and a better world. It won't be easy, but I believe it will be the kind of work that makes you feel good when you drift off to sleep at night. Weary but satisfied.

The work begins now.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

This was SOOOOO exciting! Were you at the convention?? My daughter and I spent last Tuesday downtown taking it all in....historical!