The Talking Dog

June 3, 2008, YES WE CAN!

The words I've been waiting to type for the last several months can now be typed. We will now have a candidate I can enthusiastically say I will be voting for, rather than simply against his opponent. That moment is now: Sen. Barack Obama has clinched the Democratic nomination tonight.

As expected, the speech I am hearing on the radio is every bit as worthy as his 2004 Convention speech, or his "race speech," or others he has given.
"This is our moment. This is our time." Maybe just words from just another politician.

Or maybe this is something special. "This was the moment when we will restore our image as the last, best, hope on Earth. So that this nation may reflect our highest ideals."

Yes. We. Can.

Whatever it is, this man, who sat on the same plaza outside Columbia University's Low Library as did I on a sunny May afternoon 25 years receiving our undergraduate degrees, is now on the cusp of the Presidency. Wow. And he has done so by overcoming the personality cult political machine that has dominated the Democratic Party for the last 15 years.

Wow. WOW. Wow.

Yes. We. Can. And if I'm right about the maturity and spiritual (if not necessarily financial) health of this country... Yes we WILL.