A Historic Day

There may still be one or two people (see previous post) who aren’t clear on who’s the presumptive Deomocratic presidential nominee, but as the graphic below shows, the world at large doesn’t share this confusion.

We’ll save our final congratulations until August and November, but for now let’s acknowledge the historical significance of Barack Obama winning the Democratic presidential primary race.

If you are curious how my original, tepid, support (acknowledgement of the inevitable was more like it) for Hillary evolved into strong support for Obama, a couple of things stand out, beyond his general message of hope and strength and plans to

Barack’s speech on race relations, which acknowledges the real issues facing our country in an honest and adult manner really should be observed in its entirety.

It’s nice to be spoken to as an adult.

The other thing, I have to admit, is a video that came out a couple of months before the aforementioned speech. Yes We Can, simply put, is a inspiring and persuasive musical vision of a world that I grew up in; a time when America was a can-do nation; a time when we lead the world; a time that is within our power, today, as Americans, to bring back to reality.

we are one people; we are one nation; and together, we will begin the next great chapter in the American story with three words that will ring from coast to coast; from sea to shining sea —

Yes. We. Can.

world notes Obama victory