No, this post is not about Star Wars. It’s about the choice the majority of American voters made last Tuesday, a choice for hope over despair, for idealism over cynicism. It’s the hope that springs from belief in the enduring ideals on which this nation was founded, that a small group of committed citizens can change the world.
Because it’s the only thing that ever has. (with apologies to Margaret Mead)
Sixteen years ago I could barely contain my excitement over the election of a young governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton. Four years later I was less excited; less and less so over the next two elections. This time around I didn’t really get caught up in the Obama-nia, though others in my household did. With this last Tuesday’s election, however, it seems as though we have turned a page, and that there is – more so than for the last several years – cause for hope.