Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Whatever happens tonight this election has affirmed the belief for so many that all things are possible. Canvassing the streets with clipboard in hand to get out the vote, there was a group of young men hanging out donned in do-rags and saggy pants. As I walked over to them, they smiled brightly, rushing to tell me that they each had voted, most for the first time. While there is work to do to infuse personal responsibility and to legislate collective policy, the affirmation for these young men and so many others was well worth my miles and miles of walking to get out the vote. Whatever happens we have come a long way together.