Friday, October 10, 2008

Why I Went

Barack Obama, 2008 - Ault Park, Cincinnati Ohio — More photos here

I went because I wanted to be part of something progressive.

I went because I wanted to be surrounded by diverse folks who share a common purpose.

I went because I feel we're on the cusp of something great... or at least that we can be.

I went because I didn't want to look back and have to say, "Barack Obama was in my back yard and I didn't go... because I had to work."

I went because I believe in universal health-care; because I believe in helping the afflicted; because there should be an end to the deceitful war in Iraq; because civil rights are rights and civil liberties are fundamental; because I'm against the continued defacing of the constitution; because the low-road to the White House is not the road I'd have my president take; because agents of intolerance should not be vice-president; because I believe that he is change and we are change.

I went because as Obama said yesterday to thousands under a cloudless sky at Ault Park, "I can take four more weeks of attacks from John McCain... But this nation can't take four more years of the economic policies of George W. Bush and John McCain."

I went to champion sea change.

4 comments:

Adam said...

well said

glass said...

I'm not that good sporty signs of gusto.

Maybe it's because of that growth spurt in middle school where I got all awkward and stuff.

But right now? I'm totally throwing you a very enthusiastic virtual high five.

Dave P. said...

Awesome. Great post, Gina.

We saw him here back in the winter. He's the guy I've been hoping/wishing/waiting for for years.

Yvette said...

Wonderfully said. Let's keep our fingers crossed there are enough of us feeling this way to effect the change we so desperately need.