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Feeling very American means you can't discount what these two men also have done for their country...

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views_livemint wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
Invoking 100 years ago when Booker T. Washington's invitation to the White House provoked outrage... "Let there be no reason now for there to be any American to fail to cherish their citizenship..." Classy speech so far.
grinninfoole wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 06:32 am (UTC)
Absolutely. Great patriotic speech by Senator McCain, and one that he clearly meant every word.
views_livemint wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
Dont forget Jesse Jackson's off-camera aside, when he didnt realise the mike was still on, about Obama...calling him a black wolf in shee's clothing -- or similar...
views_livemint wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
Yes you are right, of course (Readers, this is Mitra; think the last one was Anil or Jyoti?) Maybe he was crying because he didn't make it :)
janet_prime wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 04:57 am (UTC)
No way! I'm a native Chicagoan, and Jesse Jackson has been in our news and on our TVs for all kinds of local issues that the rest of the US, let alone the world, never saw. And I'm 60, so I remember personally his entire career.

That man has never shown his weaknesses publicly. The truly harsh world of racism he was raised in would have eaten him alive if he had. Those were tears of joy and pride. And arrival at Martin Luther King's "promised land".

And never doubt that he also knows the struggle is far from over. But this night has forever changed the location and strength of the "square one" he now stands on.
janet_prime wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 05:25 am (UTC)
One of the things I truly loved about this election is that I had the choice between 2 very honorable men with strong disagreements as to policy.

This is the essence of democracy, and I am proud to be a fellow countrywoman to both of them. Even while I cannot condone many of McCain's stances.

I am also very proud to have been born a resident of the state of Illinois. We are the home state of Abraham Lincoln, Jesse Jackson AND Barack Obama.

[Yes, I know Abe Lincoln was born in Kentucky and Barack in Hawaii. But Abe moved here as a child with his family, and called our state capital Springfield his adult home, and Barak chose to move here, Chicago, straight from college.]
carmy_w wrote:
Nov. 6th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
I'd like to add a "Yes, this" from Kansas-very well put!
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