The question I had for the over 60 civil rights leaders after I witnessed them lay the foundation for a specific "black agenda," was how do we defeat the opposition when it appears as though they would rather see President Obama fail then to see America succeed?
Election Day may be over, but our work is far from finished. Young Americans know that our country's prosperity does not just depend on the outcome of an election, but on the work we put into creating a solid foundation for our future.
So, I gave the nice folks who use my column five days a week a break and stopped being so momentarily controversial. After all, I am only half of the United States and who knew how the election would turn out.
It is time for the president to be bold and use an "all hands on deck" approach in order to galvanize Congressional support around solutions. The president should also be transparent with the American people, in effect, "crowdsource" ideas, and include them in the process.
Congratulations everyone!! This country has truly changed, and I believe there will be no going back. Hate lost yesterday. That is amazing in and of itself. And all the women who were elected last night! A total rebuke of Neanderthal attitudes.
Wherever you fall on the political spectrum, if you're an artist, filmmaker, pastor, writer, teacher, business person, leader -- whatever, I would encourage you to keep moving forward. Create. Spark visions. Inspire people. Speak the truth.
This is a victory for all Americans who want to breathe clean air, drink safe water, and protect treasured landscapes. And it is a setback for the fossil fuel companies that invested so heavily in this election and have so little to show for it.
Be accountable on November 6th by exercising your right to vote. When the candidate you elect follows through on a campaign promise, be mindful of your reflection. Washington might be broken, but whether we like it or not, Washington is a reflection its electorate.
It was Hurricane Sandy, the monstrous megastorm that wiped out half the New Jersey shore and parts of New York City, that has given new life to Obama's hopes for reelection, despite a disappointing first term.
If you want a president who believes enough in you to invest in you and your future now, then vote for me. If you want a president who appears to want to go back to the policies George W. Bush, go for it, but don't blame me when the roof comes crashing down.
I don't know how many more chances I will get to live in a country that is managed by a leader of emulation-worthy intelligence and dignity. But I would at least like another four years of admiring the most powerful person in the world, and that is why I am voting for Barack Obama.
When I hear reporters asking delegates if they think people are energized to re-elect President Obama, I have to think that many of his once fervent supporters, like me, are just a little... tired, that's all. But we will have to find a way to rally.
Stories of dramatic shifts in voter behavior from one election to the next make for exciting news copy. But claims about large swings in voter attitudes should generally be treated skeptically, especially when they are based on very limited evidence.