As a dedicated public service worker, I have always been a democrat, sharing a committment to help those less fortunate. Tonight's speech by Barack Obama will be a momentous occasion for those of us who have lived long enough to remember the other people who could motivate and excite us, who could unite and inspire us to ask the tough questions and dedicate ourselves to work together to benefit others.
Tonight, Barack is expected to speak not just to democrats, but to the nation, a nation that has suffered during the last eight years under an administration that has been incompetent and callous about the needs of ordinary Americans, and criminal about the needs of the veterans.
We must elect someone who is willing to change our domestic policies and reestablish our standing abroad. We must be clear in our vision. We must stay strong in the face of the smug lies that will be splattered all over television and newspapers to swiftboat the Democratic Contender. We must be clear in our pursuit of truth.