It always seemed so impossible. That this has happened in 2008, after the Age of Bush, is nothing less than a miracle.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
It All Seemed So Impossible
It's remarkable to reflect on the widespread belief, even among us dedicated supporters and fans, just how impossible this seemed even a few months ago. That America would one day elect its first black President, there was never any doubt. But now, in 2008? I never would have believed it until I saw Barack Obama's keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention. And all this way, it seemed so unlikely. I was fully expecting to make my peace with the latest cynical-but-competent politician, like Hillary Clinton or John Edwards or John Kerry. Obama is cut from a different cloth. He radiates with the glow of history. You know this is a remarkable moment, even while you doubt it.