I've often found myself struggling to explain to friends why I jumped to easily onto the Obama bandwagon after being a maxed-out Edwards supporter. Sure I can come up with the talking points given enough time, but when I saw this picture in a Daily Kos diary, it pretty much said it all for me.
We are a nation founded on greed and exploitation. We annihilated the Native American culture even as we stole their land, and our first hundred years as a country were fueled by slavery. Iraq is just another in a long line of misguided attempts to claim and control what is not ours.
My friends in Kenya are wild about the possibility that Barack Obama could be president. They see a future in his leadership that simply cannot be gotten any other way. My friends in Carrboro who run a daycare center see the same thing. I don't pretend to understand exactly what they feel, but who cares about that. Their excitement and sense of hope is palpable and contagious. We cannot miss this opportunity.
Barack Obama has the potential to change our world for the better, working both within our borders and across them. John McCain cannot do that. Neither can Hillary Clinton. It is no contest.