Thursday, June 05, 2008
Senator Obama modestly assesses what his nomination means to the nation.
"... If we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth." [victory speech]So looking back from the future, the magic moment in U.S. history when we began to provide care to the sick and jobs to the jobless and all will not have been back in the New Deal when FDR actually enacted Social Security for the nation, nor when Lyndon Johnson actually enacted the Civil Rights acts and Great Society, nor when Ted Kennedy actually enacted Medicare for the nation ... it will be when Senator Obama obtained a party nomination for himself.
As for his planning to make the U.S "the last, best hope on Earth", that sounds like something from an Armageddon-themed science fiction novel. I'm not looking forward to that.