Volunteers came from as far away as Germany to knock on doors, to stand at polling locations and ensure that no one was turned away or denied the ballot, to make millions of phone calls.
Before he died, Tupac Shakur once sang that “although it seems heaven sent, we ain’t ready to see a black President.” One can imagine Tupac smiling right now.
Watching this election, electronically linked up to voters across the United States and beyond, is a surreal and beautiful experience.
You do have to hand it to the McCain team for their oddly subtle touch. They didn’t want to go out and call Obama a terrorist just because Obama’s father was Muslim.
We have become so jaded that democracy for its own sake seems meaningless, but voting to stand against “isms” seems somehow more justified.
Expectations are incredibly high right now. Obama has been short on specifics, such that each interest group can project back onto him what it is they want to see accomplished.
At the end of the video, Obama appeared live from a rally in Florida, making his usual closing pitch to Americans to come out and participate.
Well, it seems that McCain didn’t get the submissive vice presidential candidate that he wanted.
What will the voting results look like in terms of Obama’s “Mandate” from the People? A simple win will determine the Presidency, but it will take more than that to hand Obama real control over his program.
White people who are otherwise held down by their class still have someone to look down on: the black welfare mom, the illegal immigrant, etc.