I wanted to break this news quickly, so no analysis here.
Mr. Obama has met challenge after challenge, growing as a leader and putting real flesh on his early promises of hope and change. He has shown a cool head and sound judgment. We believe he has the will and the ability to forge the broad political consensus that is essential to finding solutions to this nation’s problems.
We've all seen yesterday's YouTube clip of the two angry old men. Here's more:
"I’m mad," one man declared, when handed the microphone. "I’m really mad, and what may surprise you is it’s not the economy." He paused, a hand on his hip, amid cheers. "It’s the socialists taking over our country."
I visit Daily Kos every day. Not once or twice. I'm literally on and off this site dozens of times a day. Since this past February, I've written 36 diaries and some 1150 comments.
Why? Don't I have anything else to do? (I can hear the chorus of get a life . . .)
Well yeah, I've got tons to do: career worries, a child to raise, a business to build, loved ones and friends to visit. But I come here for you, for the sense of community and comraderie, for the laughs, the eye candy, the pooties.
I come here because this year, you're helping me stay sane.
The change we need is in the air. No doubt about it.
Last night, I visited some dear friends for dinner. One friend has been a staunch Obama supporter from the beginning. Until recently, her hubby had been talking about putting a McCain sticker on his car. Friend's Hubby has adored McCain's straight-talkin', "Mavricky" ways for years, and he's a devout fiscal conservative.
Imagine my shock when we sat down to dinner and he announced, "I'm voting for Obama."
Folks, I know how important this election is, and I know how important this debate is. Tonight will finally emblazon upon the American consciousness the fact that Sarah Palin is as well equipped for the Vice Presidency as, say, your average college sophomore. (Probably too generous an assessment.)
Tonight, everyone will see Palin for what she is -- someone so far out of her league that she can't even see the league from her house.
Watching true believers defend the indefensible -- McCain and Palin's lies -- reminds me of something I learned about Republicans 20 years ago.
I was an undergraduate back then, excited to be in the Nation's Capitol for a summer student internship.
To protect my identity and anyone I might have worked for, I'll avoid identifying the organization itself. Suffice to say it had to do with federal-state relations, and I was on Capitol Hill quite a lot. I also need to mention that I was the only Democrat in an office full of Republicans.
Americans For Truth About Homosexuality president Peter LaBarbera appeared on The Janet Mefferd Show yesterday to discuss the prospects of the pending Illinois marriage equality bill. As it usually ...