I watched the livestreaming of Barack Obama’s announcement that he is running for president – he is impressive in front of a crowd – and quite a crowd: 17,000 people in 16 degree weather!
Doesn’t let us off the hook, either, by talking in simple terms. Complex issues need complex discussion – and he gave that to us. And called for sacrifice on all our parts to make the changes we need to make. He has a timetable to end this insane war. Plus other specific plans for critical issues.
At the end, the crowd just continued to applaud and chant Obama, as he said Thank You over and over and over. And then, simply, sincerely – he said to all of us, to the country – “I love you”.
That simple statement struck me in such a powerful way that it brought tears to my eyes.
It is indeed a new and beautiful day in America.