But this speech, tonight, was fantastic. It not only thrilled me, it made my heart swell. It made me proud.
I heart Obama.
But more than that, I trust him. I am inspired by him. I have hope in him. And I need him.
We all need someone like him.
He IS the change that we NEED.
A final thought:
I was talking with two of my students after school yesterday. They were asking me about the candidates, and what I thought. One supported Clinton, the other was for Obama.
I talked about both of the candidates with them, and stressed to them the importance of not believing every rumor they hear about each. I suggested that every time they hear something that seems outrageous, they should investigate it before believing it and spreading it around.
I told them about the email a couple of months back that was throwing around accusations about Obama being a "secret Muslim." I said that many people read that, believed it, and chose not to vote for Obama because of it.
The Clinton-supporting student's response, in disbelief: "You mean somebody would choose NOT to vote for a candidate just because they're a Muslim? Why?"
I have HOPE for our future.
**I will put the video of the speech on here as soon as it becomes available.
**UPDATE: video (with a better one coming as soon as I can)
**UPDATE 2: newer video is above