The Line Stretches Across Campus
The Green Room with Super Delegates and Dignitaries
Senator Obama Arrives
The Senator speaks of a united America, health care specifics and Idaho's hopes
Senator Stennett Looking Good After Surgery with Chief of Senate Democratic Staff Marie Hattaway
Electric. Amazing. Who believed there were so many Democratic inspired
people in Idaho. Thousands had to be turned away because the place was
filled to the rafters. What a powerful, genuine man. He looks in your eyes and seems to reserve nothing. I thought, meeting him in person for the second time, how real he is. So many people laud his intelligence, his ability to articulate what our nation is missing and what we need. I see in his eyes a President I trust to be true to his words.
Carol & I woke at 4 AM and lay in bed a bit before deciding just to get dressed and drive down to BSU and the arena. There were very few cars stirring at 6 AM but here and there you could see people in neighborhoods scraping off ice, headed down the dark streets to hear Senator Obama speak. We walked through the snow with people cheerful and still warm from their cars. At the gates, some had clearly been there waiting at the arena for hours already..... for more of this story go to More on Senator Obama
Senator Barack Obama is giving voice to something so many of us feel. We tire of so much of the same leaders who look and sound and limit themselves to what they have grown accustomed to limiting our nation to. We can be more than a nation which promises prosperity and equality. We can inspire change in a nation, ask ourselves to give a little more to make this place grow closer to the dreams those leaders generations ago had for us. Why would we give up on hope for that? Compromise is an option after all else fails, but where lives are at stake, no other skill is as valuable as rolling up our sleeves to persuade, bending down to listen and ask for consensus, knowing how to look into the eyes of others to change minds and change what is broken in health care, in energy production, in poverty, in overcrowded classrooms, in our bullying relationships with other nations and our wordless relations with each other. We don't ask enough of ourselves in terms of what we can give others in need. If we did, what might we accomplish as a nation? What might we finally be?