Barack Obama: Dreams do come true

Ryan McBain: Talking about Barack Obama on the David Stein Show
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Where do I start? I’m filled with a great deal of positive emotion as I write this. Barack Obama is the first African American President of the United States of America. This is easily the greatest moment of my life. A mere two generations after the civil rights movement, a Black man has defied the odds.

When I was talking about this on the David Stein show (the show I produce), I had to fight back tears. What happened on November 4, 2008 is something that will inspire a nation. I feel like I can accomplish anything. In my mind there is no obstacle that I cannot conquer. There are no more excuses in my life. A Black man becoming President means anything can come true if you work hard enough.

How did this happen? One word. Iowa. When Barack Obama told the world he was running for President, I laughed. I said to myself, “Nigga please.” He wasn’t going to get my vote because I refused to believe an African American could win the right to lead this nation. Like myself, many Blacks were on Hillary Clinton’s side before the Iowa caucus.

Hillary Clinton was “suppose” to win Iowa. Mrs. Clinton was “suppose” to win the nomination with ease and then become the 44th President. She had the momentum. She even had the support of Black America. She had this because African Americans simply didn’t believe.

So what happened? Simple. Obama received a great deal of White support in Iowa for the win. This was huge because it caused Black people to open their eyes. Most of Black America shifted to Barack Obama after this…and it happened because White people convinced Black people that an African American could become President. That is a beautiful thing.

I could be wrong (I doubt it) but, I think Barack Obama is what the United States of America needs. It wont be easy but, President Obama has the ability to fix the Hell George W. Bush put us in. I know Obama isn’t going to fix everything in 4 years. I understand that he wont change current America into the next utopia. But what I do know is that he will make moral choices. He will do his best to unite where others try to divide. I also know that at 31 years of age, I witnessed something last night that I will pass on to the next generation. This is a glorious chapter in American history.

Hope. It’s a wonderful thing.

In the unlikely story of America there’s never been anything false about hope — Barack Obama, #44

I haven’t been this pumped up since 2pac 🙂

I never understood interventions. What’s the point of being told you drink too much from a room full of reasons why you drink in the first place?

Posted: November 5, 2008 at 5:47 am | by Ryan
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