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Hope feels good.

I just watched Obama's informercial. My God. No anger. No bitterness. No negativity. Just pure love for our country and its people and its ideals. Just hope.

You know, I supported Hillary in the primaries. I would have loved to see her as a presidential nominee. I was skeptical of Obama's ability to lead. But in the weeks since the convention, watching him in the debates and seeing how he's handled his campaign and the financial crisis, he won me over. And now, after watching this? I would be damn proud to call him my president, perfect or not.

Barack Obama is a GOOD man. You cannot fake that. If you try, the cracks show. There aren't cracks on Barack Obama and seriously I think that responsibility lies with his mother and grandparents. Whatever faults they might have had, they clearly taught him about love. And what he produced tonight? This was a love letter to our country. A clear and concise statement of what he wants to do with us and for us if we'll just take his hand.

I love my country. I've always loved my country even at its worst, even when I was appalled at our behaviour and our arrogance. But tonight, for the first time in a really, really long time, I have hope for us. And that feels pretty damn amazing.

For those of you who didn't get to see it, or who are outside the US and are interested, here it is.

Thinking: cold cold

May 2010
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