Barack Obama won bigtime with style, pride, gratitude and grace in South Carolina. Here’s CNN’s coverage — look for video thank you by Obama. Here’s a little of what Obama said:
“I did not travel around this state over the last year and see a white South Carolina or a black South Carolina. I saw South Carolina,” he said.
“The choice in this election is not between regions or religions or genders,” Obama said. “It’s not about rich versus poor; young versus old; and it is not about black versus white.
“It’s about the past versus the future.”
I like that he identified that battlegrounds. Now I’d like to see Obama step deeper into how “vs” can be turned into “+” so that we can work together, move ahead into a future that makes sense of the past. We can not cut off our nose because we despise our face. We can not deny what got us here. I hope with open minds, hearts and conversations with friends, family, strangers, enemies and God, we can do the right things to help bring love, health, wisdom and possibilities to every child, sibling, parent, grandparent and friend. Barack seems to hit that well here:
I’m seeing a lot more friends on the Obama Facebook site. I feel the strong tides have turned and the wind is in his sail!
This is a little drastic for my tastes, but I like the strong desire to reach, touch and cherish truth in this one-minute clip by Kucinich, who just bowed out of the race for President (I always appreciated his candor, gutsiness, sometimes wild or drastic arguments that always came back to the point that people are how matter: