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  •  Let Us Think of Gowing Forward (1+ / 0-)
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    dotalbon

    but before we turn our attentions utterly to the future, take a little time out to look back at behind the scenes images of Barack Obama and family on election night.

    The more we're exposed to photos and TV images capturing our new prez-to-be interacting on the world stage with world leaders, at home among our own politicos, and in candid personal moments, the more the eyes of the Nation will see a guy "just like us," a wife and kids "just like ours," and the normal behavior of a person who is "just like me."

    We've crossed a threshold that may be abnormal to some, now each passing day when we see this man in office, the normalizing of it will occur.

    And with normalizing comes acceptance.  Hopefully, 8 years of daily exposure to the First Family will turn many pages and make it too difficult to go back to racial attitudes held prior to the 2008 election for the budding next generation of racists and potential racists.

    Intellectually, I look forward eagerly to the 2012 election when I hope to see Obama exceed the white vote garnered by Kerry in '04.  Obama had 8 pts less than Kerry in the Solid South in '08, demonstrating the racist attitudes even among new and younger voters.  There will be even more new and younger voters with the potential to liberalize Dixie if Democrats continue aggressive registration efforts in those states.

    Thus the change takes root.

    They burn our children in their wars and grow rich beyond the dreams of avarice.

    by Limelite on Fri Nov 07, 2008 at 09:40:42 AM PST

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