Still Basking in the Glow of the New World

They are so hitting the ground running. Check out Obama’s new website. I actually sent away for a job application.  I guess I’m getting carried away, but I want to be a part of it. Everywhere all over the website they keep asking for ideas and stories and help.

Everything about this website is the opposite of the past eight years.  Once again, it’s just so freaking exciting. 

I’ve been reading Obama’s speeches from the past year.  I think it’s just possible that he might be one of the great ones. (Not too much pressure.)  

Here is part of his speech from New Hampshire.

It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation.

Yes we can.

It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom through the darkest of nights.

Yes we can.

It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness.

Yes we can.

It was the call of workers who organized; women who reached for the ballot; a President who chose the moon as our new frontier; and a King who took us to the mountaintop and pointed the way to the Promised Land.

Yes we can to justice and equality. Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity. Yes we can heal this nation. Yes we can repair this world. Yes we can.

I want to help!

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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5 thoughts on “Still Basking in the Glow of the New World

  1. You’ve given me a fantastic idea. I’ll have to check that out. I blogged about this unreal dream I had the other night during which a child that was supposedly mine (I have no kids) posed the question: “How will you help?”

    It’s so exhilirating, in spite of all the gloom and ooom the poor guy is inheriting.

  2. They continue to involve people in the transition, just like they did in their campaign – which is really cool. I feel like the momentum of the campaign is continuing because of things like that website.

    On her show, Rachel Maddow pointed out an org chart on the transition team website that shows how the President (and entire Executive Branch) along with the other two branches of government are actually *under* the Constitution. As she said, that idea will take some getting used to after the last 8 years.

  3. Yeah, anything involving the Constitution will be good to hear again. I’m not sure it existed in the last eight years!

    LOVE Rachel and her big brother Keith. 🙂

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