I was reading an article this morning about how the enthusiasm gap between Obama supporters and McCain supports in monstrous. Of course, if I was supporting McCain, I wouldn’t feel too enthusiastic either, however, that’s not the point of this post.
What really caught my eye was a comment left on the article by one of it’s reader. I’ve always thought of Obama as a smart, well spoken, hopeful and energetic person, but he’s so much more than that. He, as this commenter so eloquently put it, is an embodiment of the American Dream and an inspiration to us all.
Barack Obama is an inspiration to my family and everyone else. Barack Obama’s story is the quintessential American story – born to black immigrant Muslim father, white atheist mom – yet he found Christianity ( I’m not religious, but I still find this commendable in America ), bi-racial, single mom, raised by grandparents – yet, inspite of these odds, he achieved something wonderful, not by quota system or depriving others, but by pulling himself up. There are 2 ways to present yourself to the American people – pull yourself up through extolling your virtues ( Obama style ) or put the other person down as you have nothing to offer ( McCain/Palin style ). Obama has run the cleanest campaign to date and he is an inspiration to all.
We’re immigrants too ( from India ) and find him fascinating. I feel Barack Obama is America.
Hence, we will all be firmly behind him as he takes America back to those soaring heights.
Tuesday’s the day when you can make a difference. It’s up to you.