08 October 2008

the rising

The Indianapolis Obama rally (estimated at 21,000) was inspiring. I'm having trouble with how to channel the amount of energy I feel and this compelling, urgent drive to work for the Obama campaign on green strategy in Washington. I'm thinking on what actions to take.


New Yorker: On Saturday, October 4th, Jeffrey Toobin hosted a panel discussion with Donna Brazile, Alex Castellanos, Edward J. Rollins, and Joe Trippi. As reported earlier, Brazile stole the show.


Obama's red ceiling. For those within a interest in data and statistical analysis the ppt file is worth a read.


I identified with this: Bruce's Springstein's support for Obama in Michigan (full speech):

"Our sacred house of dreams has been abused, looted, and left in a terrible state of disrepair. It needs care; it needs saving, it needs defending against those who would sell it down the river for power or a quick buck. It needs strong arms, hearts, and minds. It needs someone with Senator Obama's understanding, temperateness, deliberativeness, maturity, compassion, toughness, and faith, to help us rebuild our house once again. But most importantly, it needs us. You and me. To build that house with the generosity that is at the heart of the American spirit. A house that is truer and big enough to contain the hopes and dreams of all of our fellow citizens. That is where our future lies. We will rise or fall as a people by our ability to accomplish this task. Now I don't know about you, but I want that dream back, I want my America back, I want my country back.

So now is the time to stand with Barack Obama and Joe Biden, roll up our sleeves, and come on up for the rising."




Michelle Obama on Larry King. As consistent as Larry King was in his fear based, provocative questions throughout the entire interview was Michelle in her heartfelt, rooted responses. Wonderful job! I like her.


Ned said...

It was cool to see Obama up close and personal - and he came across as cool and confident. Wish I'd got to talk to you longer while we were there.

Peptide said...

I can't listen to it at work right now - audio / youtube not functioning for some odd reason - but are you familiar w/ Ralph Stanley's music? Check out 'High Lonesome' a documentary about bluegrass that features one scene of Stanley singing a cappella - spine tingling. He's tapped into a high spiritual plane.

Ned said...

the library doesn't have that documentary - I just made a "suggestion for purchase". :)

silvie said...

I will check out High Lonesome pep, thanks. I was awed by him in O Brother Where Art Thou. I'm so happy to see folks like Sarah Silverman, Bruce Springstein and Ralph Stanley campaigning in their spheres of influence. I would only guess Ralph Stanley's radio spot was quite effective in VA. It is worth listening to - it made me happy.