Obama knows that most people want a very different world, but don't believe it is possible unless someone else makes it happen. He challenges his audience by telling them that there is no one else, that they themselves are the people who must make the world different. To quote Obama from his Super Tuesday speech: "So many of us have been waiting so long for the time when we could finally expect more from our politics, when we could give more of ourselves and feel truly invested in something bigger than a particular candidate or cause. This is it. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."If the Dean campaign provided a nucleation site for the formation of progressive grass roots in an environment of superheated desire to do something about conservative rule, just think what the Obama campaign could create.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
We are the ones we've been waiting for.
My pastor forwarded this article by Michael Lerner to me. It is titled The Obama Phenomenon: