Growing up my parents always told us you can be anything that you want to be. The key to doing this was to work hard. This was truly a statement of hope. Growing up I saw people of color achieve a lot of things, but I have not yet seen a black president of the United States. That is what makes this election year so exhilerating…the possibility. To see a viable candidate embraced by people of all color gives me hope. Hope for the future, hope for this country and especially hope for my children. I was discussing this with a co-worker this morning and we both are so inspired by what we see happening. Even if Senator Obama does not win the nomination he has restored my faith in the system. He is the living example of hard work and staying true to your principles, and others will also see the great possibilities in you. I have not been this excited about a candidate in years. I will continue to tell my children what my parents told me–you can be anything you want to be, but I will add this statement-including the President of the United States.