Tuesday, March 18, 2008

This is soooo Major!

Now you all know me and know I don't go that deep, but this just weighed on my heart and it's my blog, so hey, I'm posting it here. If you disagree fine, I'll still love you tomorrow and we'll still have Top Chef in the morning!

Today, Barack Obama gave one of the most important speeches in at least my lifetime and certainly in my children's lifetime. He dealt with a subject that not only touched me as a black woman of many mixed races, but should touch people of all races in this country. The video is long, but please watch and really consider your hearts. In the end one thing I know for sure is that we are essentially all the same at our core. Make it work, Barack! And thank you, all my dear true and new friends.


18 comments:

Mrs.French said...

I love this man. I have taught my two-year-old to say his name...I am going to go listen right now...

Marley Gibson said...

I sat and watched it live today. It was one of the best political speeches I think I've ever heard. I hope people will quit looking for the "swift boat" this year and open their ears, minds, and hearts to the true message he gave.

Mel Francis said...

He truly is amazing.

mommytherobot.blogspot.com said...

oh wow. thanks for putting this up! i was watching CNN this afternoon but right before Obama made his speech, I got called for my interview. fyi: i passed! yes!

mommytherobot.blogspot.com said...

you may want to look at these too:
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/03/18/nytfrontpage/20080318POD_index.html

mommytherobot.blogspot.com said...

sorry here is the link again.

Kwana said...

Thansk fro visiting and commenting Mrs. French. I hope your baby gets to say Pres. Obama.

I know, Marley. Thay totally want to "swiftboat" him with this. It won't work.

Thanks for the comment, Mel!

Thanks for the link, Mommy the Robot. And I'm so happy for you passing your interview. Major Congrats!!

sula said...

Thanks for posting about this, kwana. I read the text of the speech earlier today and found myself getting choked up. Is it too much to hope for that we might be able to have a Pres who GETS it? Who treats us like intelligent thinking adults and who raises the level of discourse?

I don't know. But I do know that I want my future mixed race children (who oddly enough would have a white American mother (me) and an African father (DBF)) to be able to grow up in a country where this man could be President.

Mary-Laure said...

I agree, this was an extraordinary speech. He wonderfully articulated his experiences and made them universal.

Katie(babs) said...

I watched this yesterday at work. I work at NBC :)
And I have to say he is a very powerful speaker. I seriously am thinking of voting for him. Hopefully he will win the Democratic nomination.
When he mentioned about the woman who lost her mother to cancer and the old man who was supporting Obama because of her, my eyes became very watery.

Kwana said...

Well said, Sula, Mary- Laure and Katie. Thanks for sharing you thoughts here today.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

What a wonderful speech!! That man is so powerful and engaging and I support him 100%!

I can't wait for him to win!!!

Carolyn said...

It was a wonderful speech. He had my vote a long time ago.

mama meji said...

I'm not American but I see how Obama affects his countrymen. I also see "change" in the way he perceives things. I think he'll be good for America -but of course many will disagree with me too.

Thanks for visitng Verb.

Makimeji
Verb

musette said...

Right on Kwana. You go as deep as you want! This is worth writing about. Finally someone is speaking with intelligence and truth. He is so spot on for us as a leader. I'm so excited.

p.s.: did you watch housewives of nyc? hee hee.

Kwana said...

Thanks for your opinion Brown Girl and Carolyn! This is so important.

Hi Mama Meji. Thanks for visiting and giving your opinion. I think it's inportant that all voices be heard in the right way. Love your Verb blog!

Hi Musette, I'm so excited too, also a bit nervous and hopeful.
Yes, I'm watching the "real" Housewives of NYC. You know I can't look away! lol.

mommytherobot.blogspot.com said...

guess what kwana since i passed my interview, i get to vote this year. i wonder who the Dems will nominate? AND thanks for being happy for me for passing!

Kwana said...

You're welcome Mommytherobot. It's a big deal! Good for you getting to vote. Make that baby count!

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