Wow, if I were 100% going to vote for McCain, this speech would have convinced me to at least consider voting for Obama. I have said before: if you're going to vote for McCain, I respect that. I understand these are scary, tough times, and you truly have to follow what you think will be best for this country.
Last weekend, I had a conversation with someone else who was trying very hard not to burst into tears, with their own personal struggles with the economy.
It's hard, and it's embarrassing, but there's no shame in struggling, none at all.
It breaks my heart.
It's easy to say why worry about the middle class when there are others who are homeless? It's easy to say why worry about harming animals when people are starving?
But I think we each have our own different callings, different things that touch our compassion button deeper than others. Things that only we were meant to do.
Anyway, no matter who you're voting for, I ask only that you watch this video, Obama's "closing argument" speech in Canton, Ohio. What could you lose? And I'll even trade you: send me a link of a video for McCain, and I promise to watch it with an open mind. You can even leave it anonymously, if you want.
I'm not normally one to believe campaign promises, not normally one to get choked up by speeches, but if he can achieve only 10% of his aims and plans, then I have hope for the future of our country.
The second video is the best (I'm a little embarrassed to admit it moved me to tears), so if you're not inclined to spend too much time, skip to that one first.