I've been thinking about the tears of joy, that feeling of choking up, the chill up the back of the neck, of sympathy and empathy, for a few decades.
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Unable to get in, I clung to the fact that whether she remembered it or not, my daughter will always be able to say she had witnessed history. It would have to be enough.
I think we're excited at the prospect of change, but fear being fooled by mere hope. After all, those two concepts -- hope and change -- are not the same thing.
We need to follow Obama's example of reaching across the barriers that divide us as a people. We must learn how to reach into our hearts and truly meet another human being exactly where they are.
We miss Dr Martin Luther King, Jr each day. His day, our day, asks each of us to stand up for decency and justice and non violence in our time, in our community, in our family, and in our world.
Now we can and must demand better ethical standards from our bankers, financial advisors, corporate and political leaders.
There must be a place in the NIH where the discovery of knowledge is focused on preventing or curing the diseases of our loved ones.
The election of Obama also offers a chance for redemption: redemption from allowing unprovoked warfare, tacitly accepting torture, and permitting a denegation of our civil rights.
I hope and pray that the ease and calmness that Obama so effortlessly carries will bring about a new sense of political rationality to our Nation and foreign policy.
The world is watching American history in the making, live and in living color. We've taken an important step in the right direction by electing Barack Obama as President.
If Obama's vision of hope and unity is to take root, each one of us must struggle to integrate ourselves by maintaining those thoughts, attitudes and actions that connect us.
If we can dream it, it is possible. A battle to revitalize the human spirit requires no enemies, and a revolution of peace requires no violence.
Many will regard the 2008 election as evidence Americans have grown up: we've decided to elect a President who has the temperamental and intellectual qualities required to do the job.
This new multi-cultural, interracial, eco-green, techno-savvy, globally-minded young generation has made history.
Best of all was the surge of hope -- to feed a starving country. As if Obama took a fresh batch of cookies out of the oven, and the scent floated all over the world, impossible to resist.
The reason I voted for Obama had little to do with the candidate and everything to do with the crowd.
Looking at the faces of the people in the crowd, as Obama gives his first speech as president-elect, I see a hope that beams bright, a hope that does not stop at red or blue state borders.
As we have heard from the analysts on both sides for much of the last month, this year we saw "the perfect storm" hit the Republican party in almost every conceivable way.
Obama is our country's better nature: A blend of the best of our world's cultures, Made real as a divine gift, so that we each better remember who we are, and what we can yet become.
I have never seen a more exciting demonstration of democracy in action than what I have witnessed in the past two years, since I first read both of Obama's books and signed on as a volunteer.
This morning I saw Barack Obama speak on the steps of the Ohio statehouse. I finally understood something. I felt things I don't think I've ever felt.
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