Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) U.S. President
I was very excited to hear about Carolyn Kennedy supporting Obama in the Sunday New York Times. What I like about him is he is not playing the typical divisive politics that we are seeing from the Clintons. The Clintons have to use these kinds of tactics because that is what the Republicans use so successfully, but if Obama can rise above it, then we have an opportunity to be hopeful that the tone at the top will change and spread through Washington, the country, and around the world.
It’s worth taking a chance on Obama for that hope.
From the opinion piece:
Sometimes it takes a while to recognize that someone has a special ability to get us to believe in ourselves, to tie that belief to our highest ideals and imagine that together we can do great things. In those rare moments, when such a person comes along, we need to put aside our plans and reach for what we know is possible.
We have that kind of opportunity with Senator Obama. It isn’t that the other candidates are not experienced or knowledgeable. But this year, that may not be enough. We need a change in the leadership of this country — just as we did in 1960.
Senator Obama has demonstrated these qualities throughout his more than two decades of public service, not just in the United States Senate but in Illinois, where he helped turn around struggling communities, taught constitutional law and was an elected state official for eight years. And Senator Obama is showing the same qualities today. He has built a movement that is changing the face of politics in this country, and he has demonstrated a special gift for inspiring young people — known for a willingness to volunteer, but an aversion to politics — to become engaged in the political process.