Saturday, November 08, 2008

A thought for E-day plus 4...

A lot of people have been waxing rhapsodic about the historic character of Barack Obama's election as first African-American President of the United States. I have often thought about his being born to a temporary resident of the United States, a would-be immigrant, in addition to his race...he really is the embodiment of the American dream. And so many people voted for him, it seemed that at least in part, they were endorsing multicultural America, the America that Langston Hughes hoped America would be someday--for EVERYBODY. Then there is a certain former high-level Carter admin official, who delivered himself of the following on the Stephen Colbert show:

“The world got so messed up nobody else wanted to really tackle it so then they turned it over to us.”

This person's name is Andrew Young, and he once was the first African-American UN ambassador. I guess this qualifies as the earthbound explanation for the Obama election...


Blogger LET'S TALK said...

"My soul has grown deep like the rivers."

People took a closer look at those that had lost their homes and jobs and knew they could be next. Republicans offered nothing by way of McCain accept the Bush doctrine.

I read how Obama had already brought together his transition advisers to compiled a list of about 200 Bush administration actions and executive orders that could be swiftly undone. See Washington Post.

Americans soul has grown deep like the rivers.

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