I finally got the opportunity to listen to Senator Obama’s acceptance speech in Denver. He is a magnificent orator. The comparisons to John F. Kennedy are certainly merited.
In his speech, Senator Obama gave me the sense that he understands what the majority of American people are gong through. He gets it. He is in touch with reality. And he understands that the current reality isn’t all roses and puppy dogs. The current reality is, simply put, pretty damn shitty.
Senator McCain, on the other hand, does not get it. He does not have a grasp on reality. He even admits to not having much knowledge on the workings of our economy. He is of the old school politics. The good ole’ boy network. And he has no sense of the struggles of the average American.
I am through with suffering under a president who is out of touch with reality. I am done with being governed by rich, old men who are clueless. I am ready for change. I am ready for hope. I am ready to begin believing that my country can once again be strong. I am ready to hold my head up high and say that I am an American.
In case you haven’t had a chance to see it for yourself, here is Senator Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver: