We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics who will only grow louder and more dissonant in the weeks to come. We’ve been asked to pause for a reality check. We’ve been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope.
But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. For when we have faced down impossible odds; when we’ve been told that we’re not ready, or that we shouldn’t try, or that we can’t, generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of a people.
I really hope this guy wins the election. He seems like the only candidate who isn’t running on fear and anger.
I’m on the edge of my seat, waiting for next Tuesday, because that day more or less decides the election. If Obama can beat Hillary, I think that he’s almost certainly going to take the White House.
I would love for the U.S. to have an inspirational leader again. I’m tired of the divisiveness and the petty bickering that’s characterized the Bush presidency. I’m tired of the scare tactics and the warmongering and the bitterness.
I think that Obama can change that. I think that he could be a salve on a wounded nation. I think he could lead the country to do great things.
And so I really, really hope he wins on Tuesday.