Tuesday, November 4, 2008
YES WE DID!
I was looking for a really inspiring picture of Barack Obama as, with utmost faith, I prepared this post the night before Election Day. And then I realized that wasn't what belongs here.
Yes, he won the election.
Yes, he inspired people (including me) to an extraordinary extent.
But it was more than that.
Foolishly, the Republicans derided him
for being a community organizer.
The community was organized
and it was the community
one person at a time
one neighbor at a time
that won this election.
"You and I together
will change this country
will change the world."
I've long thought that one of the most powerful things Barack Obama ever said, from very early one was: "We are the change that we seek." And I do believe that Obama's supporters have been changed by being part of this process. We have seen that we CAN make a difference. We can believe in something and we can work for it, we can work together, and we CAN make a difference.
We DID make a difference.
we are already changing this country
and we are already changing the world.