Democrats to kick off convention with ‘One Nation’ theme – CNN.com
The poll of polls that CNN does says that the race is a dead heat at 47% each for both Obama and McCain. I cannot for the life in me see how – but we will have to trust that for now.
On the first day several “big guns’ are coming out to speak.
Among the first day’s speakers: Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois
That’s good. Yay. But a convention is about the nominee, isn’t it? So they will be singing the praises of Barack Obama, yes? So they should. The One Nation theme will also be floored. Good theme if you ask me, but as the US is a republic, one nation doesn’t sit quite right. One Republic would be better.
This Democratic nominee is the best hope for a change in the US, we all know that. McCain – as has been said by so many, will be a disaster.
Not only will Obama/Biden be the best hope for that change – it will be historic. Historic in that the Republic has come around to not only nominating a black man for the job – but probably the first black person to the job itself. And, ironically, it will be a black man that brings some real change to the US. It will be one more step in the evolution of the Republic.
Who knows, soon the US will have a true representative election system – a real way to stop another Bush giving himself the power that Bush transferred from the other branches of government.
The day that Obama takes office will be a day the whole world can celebrate with the US. And many of us from without want to do that.