Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Proud To Be An American

It is probably an over used bit of hyperbole but... It is a new day in America today.

In case you missed it, last night Senator Barack Obama became the first black man in American history to clinch the nomination of the Democratic party. And I lived to see it. I'm so very, very proud of my fellow Americans this morning. But that pride is tinged with disappointment because of the reaction of Senator Hillary Clinton.

Last night all three candidates spoke and it was very revealing. Sen. McCain was dull, boring and uninspiring. All he could do was try to take cheap shots at Sen. Obama and make jokes. He's got nothing for this country except more of the same we've been having for the past 8 years and it shows.

Sen. Clinton was, by turns, arrogant, defiant, petulant and just plain sad in her speech before supporters last night. She ran a hard race for the nomination, but she simply came up short. That's the plain, honest truth and it is apparently tough for her to swallow since the Clintons have not lost an election since 1980. Now it is time for her to get out of the way so Sen. Obama can focus all his resources on defeating Sen. McCain and driving the Republican party into the ground where it belongs.

In his nomination acceptance speech last night Sen. Obama was inspiring. There's really no other word to describe it. Where Sen. Clinton was whining directly to the Democratic party faithful and her supporters all about "me me me!" Sen. Obama aimed his speech squarely at the American public and gave his first major speech of the general election.

Now it's time to get down to business. I'm going to help Sen. Obama make even more history and you should too. Because it really is a new dawn in America. I am excited and inspired by politics again, and inspired by the idea of what government can do to help all Americans achieve the "American Dream." I'm tired of being angry about politics and now I don't have to be anymore.

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