4.11.08

And That's That.

I'm listening to John McCain's concession speech right now. It's strange to think it's happening only a half mile away. I've never been so geographically close to something like this.

It's a beautiful speech, one of empathy and honor, with no political maneuvering. I think it's who John McCain really is.

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I don't know that I can comment on the momentous history taking place now. Many others will say it far better than I, but it's incredible to witness the first elected African-American President of the United States.

Barack Obama has a long road ahead of him, and it will be difficult.

But the point is, this is over. Time to move on. Our problems are still here, and now we can't use the excuse of a presidential race to dissuade us. I said it yesterday and I'll say it again: it's time for the Church to change, to act. Let's go to work.

7 comments:

  1. As I'm writing this, I can hear the sounds of the Obama acceptance rally from my window. It's surreal.

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  2. I was in downtown Little Rock in '92 when Clinton was elected. Being present was amazing.

    I thought both McCain and Obama gave great speeches tonight, and McCain restored the respect I had for him as a person and a leader.

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  3. My 1 year-old daughter will never remember a time when there was no such thing as an African-American president.

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  4. I hear you, John.

    Just think, there was a time when I never remembered a time when there was no such thing as a non-Mason President...

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  5. I don't speak for anyone but me but here is one perspective from an American who happens to be black. http://ipremix.blogspot.com/2008/11/afterglow.html

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  6. I think the epitomy of lack of racism is when someone is judged by who they are ... not their skin color. I don't look at it as a day different from any other presidential election day. He is a man and always will be. He looks like he would be a great neighbor ... but I would hope I never voted for or against someone one iota in regards to their color. Not that anyone did ... I hope.

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