raisingirl99: (Default)
I am so proud to be an American -- and happy to be alive -- right now. I can't even put it into words.

Also, John McCain's concession speech was terrific. Classy and sincere... reminded me why I once respected/liked him so much.
raisingirl99: (Idina: Change)
Judy Blume explains why she supports Barack Obama.

An excerpt:

I remember the night Roosevelt died in April, 1945. I was seven years old and just recovering from chicken pox. When my parents heard the news on the radio, they fell into each other's arms, crying. I cried, too, although I didn't have a clue.

My generation wept the same way when we lost John Kennedy. Then Martin Luther King. Then Bobby Kennedy. We mourned what might have been. In the dark days that followed, those of us who were young and idealistic were forced to grow up fast. I watched the Vietnam war unfold on TV as I played on the floor with my two small children. I became a skeptic about politics and politicians. Yet there was never an election when I didn’t vote. For me, voting was both obligation and privilege.

I’ve never spoken publicly about my politics. But I’m speaking out now because at last we have a candidate who makes me believe again. A candidate who I see as America’s best hope, a candidate who inspires not just my grandson’s generation, but my own, and my children’s.

Whoever is elected in November is going to face a daunting challenge. No one person can clean up the mess it took 7 and ½ years to create. That's why I want the calm, thoughtful candidate I believe will surround himself with the best and the brightest. I believe the decisions Obama makes will be made based on what’s best for this country.
raisingirl99: (Community Organizer)
Say what you want about him... I thought this story (or this story, if you can read Norwegian) was so sweet.

I don't think that simply being a good person makes someone qualified to be president. I do, however, think it's wonderful when someone I consider otherwise qualified to be president is also a truly good person.

Random act of kindness. )

This story was brought to my attention by [livejournal.com profile] rock_bottom at [livejournal.com profile] obama_2008. :)
raisingirl99: (You're The One)
How cool is it when actresses I like hold rallies related to candidates I like?

Ellen Pompeo & Danielle Panabaker speak in support of Barack Obama and registering to vote.


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