Tonight President Obama used a word that we don’t hear often and that word is citizen. Sure we hear it thrown around when some question his citizenship, but we don’t hear it often in this context. It is a privilege to be a citizen of the United States. We have rights as citizens, but we also have responsibilities. As a citizen we have the right to vote and tonight the president asked us for that vote. Tonight we saw a somber president, but not one devoid of hope. Hope is still there, but it has been tempered. Tempered by the realities of the job of being president. Tonight he told us that in 2008 he stood at the podium as the candidate, but tonight her stood there as the president and the view is oh so different. Tonight his speech was not designed to bring the audience to tears. It was a speech designed to encourage you to stay on the journey. We’ve simply come too far to turn around and tonight that was the message. It is up to each citizen to decide if this is the path that they want to travel and if this is the man they want to lead them. I once heard a preacher say that a leader without any followers is just a man taking a walk. We can not let the President walk this path alone. We have to move Forward.
A somber President Obama Addressed the DNC Tonight, but he still has Hope
By musesofamom, on September 7, 2012 at 3:47 am, under Ebony Mom Politics. Tags: African American, African Americans, Barack Obama, black america, black men, Black People, Black women, cbs, CNN, Current Events, Democratic Party, Democrats, Fox News, media, Morning Joe, MSNBC, nbc, News, politics, President Barack Obama, President Obama, Republicans, Today Show. 4 Comments
Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.