Are We Really The Change?


It was a great speech that President Barack Obama delivered, but, of course we didn’t expect any less of him. Although, former president Bill Clinton delivered a better one the night before. Last night, we had a chance to hear our President respond to the negative public remarks made by the Republicans about his accomplishments during the last four years. For those who are still on the fence, Obama didn’t seem successful in swaying those still undecided. Barack Obama; humble, genuine and passionate, stood before us accepting the 2012 Democratic nomination on Thursday September 6th in Charlotte, NC. While he kept pushing the point that we were “the change,” we haven’t seen much of it since 2008. We heard, as we have in the past, about medical reform, medicare, student loan rate reductions, the support of our troops, how we are on the road to recovery with the housing crisis and working on lowering oil prices to stop the gas price gouging. As honest as could be, President Obama explained to the nation that it would certainly take longer than the four years he has been in office. That we can understand. “I won’t pretend the path I’m offering is quick or easy. I never have. You didn’t elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. You elected me to tell you the truth. And the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades.”

After the 46 minutes spent trying to shed light onto our future, Obama declared, “America, I never said this journey would be easy, and I won’t promise that now. Yes, our path is harder – but it leads to a better place. Yes our road is longer – but we travel it together. We don’t turn back. We leave no one behind. We pull each other up. We draw strength from our victories, and we learn from our mistakes, but we keep our eyes fixed on that distant horizon, knowing that Providence is with us, and that we are surely blessed to be citizens of the greatest nation on Earth.”

With all that being said; I wonder, how many people in the country are capable of explaining what the Electoral Vote is and how it really represents “We the People?”

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