Building on yesterday's post, I'd like to share a quotation a friend sent me that I thought was very appropriate:
"Rosa sat, so Martin could walk.
Martin walked, so Obama could run.
Obama ran, so our children could fly."
and now, some haiku - I'm too tired to write much today! But since it's NaBloPoMo, I MUST BLOG.
Palin is fading
And McCain is lying low
Obama takes charge.
As Jon Stewart likes to say
Keeps a low profile.
Is appointed chief of staff;
Is this good or bad?
My take on Emanuel? I think he's a savvy politician, he's someone Obama knows well and feels comfortable with, and he knows his way around Washington. Some have been critical of the choice, since it may not seem much like a change from politics as usual.
But make no mistake, Obama won this election not just because of his message of change. He is also a very good politician. And you know what? Sometimes you need to be a good politician to get things accomplished. That's how Lyndon Johnson got the Civil Rights Act passed. And that's why Carter wasn't so good as a President - he wasn't political enough.
I believe in Obama. I think he can balance politics with idealism and get things done in a practical way. He won't please all of the people all of the time but I think he will be a great leader.