Barack Obama: A new dawn of American leadership

5 11 2008

Never have I been as proud as I am today to be an American.

America, we have come so far. We have seen so much. But there is so much more to do. So tonight, let us ask ourselves – if our children should live to see the next century; if my daughters should be so lucky to live as long as Ann Nixon Cooper, what change will they see? What progress will we have made?

This is our chance to answer that call. This is our moment. This is our time – to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American Dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth – that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope, and where we are met with cynicism, and doubt, and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people:

Yes We Can.


where gmail links come to die

29 10 2008

The Millenials and the Age of Entitlement (WSJ)

Fascinating article about how British Intelligence used a laundromat to identify IRA bomb houses in Ireland (Washington Post)

The Endorsement from Hell: Nothing like getting a last minute endorsement from Public Enemy #1 (NYT)

6 10 2008

I couldn’t have said it better myself. Though I’m not surprised The New Yorker endorsed Barack Obama, the editors do a superb job of hitting all of the points and issues that really matter: Iraq, the economy, ethical issues, like Guantanamo Bay and torture, and especially the Supreme Court. But most of all, I agree with the point that Barack Obama’s temperament and poise is what sets him apart from John McCain and is what we need now more than ever.

6 10 2008

Random thought….

16 09 2008

I think that if you voted for George W. Bush in either the 2000 or 2004 elections, you should be required to vote for Obama. First of all, you’re the ones who got us into this mess. Second of all, your voting rights should be or should have already been revoked in the first place. People who put Curious George in the White House don’t have the wherewithal to pick a qualified candidate. So we should just choose for them.