…tonight. On this 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” another stride is being made that is changing the face of American politics. Barak Obama, 47, accepted the Democratic nomination as the party’s candidate for president, becoming the youngest, as well as the first black man to be nominated in the 232 year history of these United States of America. I sat and watched his acceptance speech, as I’ve sat and watch Hillary’s, Bill’s, and Mr. Biden’s this week and was quite moved by the united front that they all presented. I was almost moved to tears as I watched Hillary gracefully ask her supporters to stand with her in support of Barak. Despite the intensity of their campaigns against each during the nomination process, Hillary proved herself to be the strong woman that we’ve come to and embrace before all of this began. Although former President Clinton’s speech was exceptional in it’s own right. It was his wife, Hillary, who united this democratic party and a huge debt of gratitude is indeed owed to Mrs. Clinton. Sadly, I missed his wife’s, Michelle, speech. But I’m sure it was just as fitting as the others.
Barak gave an eloquent speech as well, that held his dignified character in tact as he ran down a list of why America can’t stand another 4 more years of the same old thing that we’ve been getting under the Bush administration. Before I was unsure about his readiness to lead our country, but yet I stood firm in my belief that change is needed. Mr. Obama has a vision that would put America in a position of total self-sufficiency, which is the way it should be for a country that’s known to be the superpower of the world. He has a vision that will allow all children access to a quality education and healthcare. A vision that would call for equal pay for equal work for women. A vision for renewable resources in our own country. Visions of a self-sufficient America. These visions are ones that I can support. A change is needed in America. Whether or not the rest of America is ready for the change in the form of Barak Obama, a man whose pedigree is not what Americans are used to seeing lead our nation, is a question that will be answered in the months to come. Regardless of the outcome, I’m proud of the fact that history was made today.