Tuesday night, after a meeting at church, I got in my car, started the engine and Michigan Radio came on over the speakers like it usually does. I heard Hillary Clinton giving a speech and it sounded like she was giving a victory speech. I smiled and thought, "yeah, Hillary got the nomination." Then I remembered that I have been rooting for Barak Obama.
I realized that I was happy just to have one of those two fabulous candidates finally chosen.
When I got home, much to my surprise, I found out that Obama, not Clinton got the nomination. I still felt excited. I said, "Obama got it?!" (Of course, this came out of my mouth mere minutes after I had announced to Deb that Hillary won, having misinterpreted her speech only moments earlier. Keep in mind here that I missed the beginning of her speech, as well as whatever announcement was made in advance of her words.)
This primary season has definately been an exciting one. I just hope that the momentum continues so that the Democrats can reclaim the White House and try to counsel the rest of the country into some semblence of sanity.
Perhaps compassion, dignity and reason can soon become the primary motivation of our chief of state rather than domination, greed and a false sense of American entitlement.
I know, I know, I am too optimistic about the possibilities of ...everything.