Sign of the Times
THIS....FEELS....AMAZING!!! This moment...this instance...I think Black folks all over the world let out a collective sigh and a fist pump today. I know I did. I woke up this morning thinking, "Barack on the ballot." I brushed my teeth and washed my face and thought, "Barack on the ballot." I skipped, yup skipped, to school thinking, "Barack is ON THAT BALLOT!!!"
There's not much I can say about Barack Obama that hasn't already been said. He is a force. Just the fact that his name will be on the ballot come November speaks to the true state of our union. Words can't really describe how it feels, as a person of color, to have my face mirrored back to me in such a monumental way...at the highest possible position in this great country. And I feel very similar about Hilary Clinton because let's face it, if any woman was gonna run for President and have a real shot, it was her. She fought like a pitbull every step of the way so she deserves that credit. She did not back down, even when everyone was screaming at her to quit and for that, I admire her. They both made ridiculous blunders, but at the end of this marathon race, they are on the same team.
I truly hope and pray that come January 2009, Barack Obama will be standing in that Oval Office, ready and poised to address the nation with his new message..."Yes, We Did!!"