Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Quite a moment

I'm going to steal the following riff from Andrew Sullivan's blog, because i think it says it all about what happened tonight in the Democratic race for President:

"Tomorrow I will go to the African American cemetery outside of Chicago where my great-grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, neighbors, and my mother and father are buried. And I will tell them that they were right -- that if we studied hard, worked hard, kept the faith, fought for justice, prayed, that this day would come.
And it has."

Despite all the acrimony, negative press, loose-cannon preachers and intermural sniping this campaign has(unfortunately)witnessed, we should not lose sight of the fact that an African-American citizen of this country will compete this year for the highest office in the land and arguably the most important in the world. It was only about 50 years ago that African-Americans began risking their lives in the interest of attaining...the same basic rights promised to EVERY American citizen in the founding documents of the United States. We HAVE come a long way, baby.

I'm there with that Sullivan poster...a humbling, awe-inspiring moment in American history.


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