P.S.-Pooh Says...

"What day is it? - 'It's today' - squeaked Piglet. 'My favourite day' - said Pooh."- A.A. Milne

28 August 2008

Preserving the Promise-Hope,Legacy and the Face of Change

With profound gratitude and great humility, I accept your nomination for
presidency of the United States

With those words on a perfect cloudless late summer evening surrounded by over 80,000, the skinny kid with the funny name turned history on its ear. History that 45 years ago this day was set in motion on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Even John McCain paused on this night to recognize the almost overwhelming significance of this moment by airing a congratulatory advertisement smack in the middle of convention coverage, a gracious and necessary gesture.

History was the elixir in the air last night, there was no escaping it. We watched as 68 yr old Rep. John Lewis of GA. reflected on the moment. John Lewis, the son of sharecroppers, who was brutally attacked, having his skull beaten in, by Alabama police on Bloody Sunday as he led over 600 peaceful protesters on the march from Selma to Montgomery in early March of 1965, and who wears those scars today. John Lewis who stood with Dr King and 45 years later would speak before an overwhelming crowd that was there to watch an acceptance speech by this democratic nominee for president.

"You cannot escape the fact that it's the day Dr. King delivered that
magnificent 'I Have A Dream' speech, and the nomination of Barack Obama will be another down
payment on making that dream real "

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