Then we win

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

–Mahatma Gandhi

Barack Obama’s quest for the presidency reminds me of this quote. Conventional wisdom had anybody Obama being in the spot he’s in versus John McCain. All the pundits wanted Hillary. Hillary wanted Hillary. But, it was the voice of the people that first spoke in the Iowa winter that changed all that. We are one nation and one people and our time has come. We are not Red America and Blue America, we are the United States of America.

About Don Watkins

I'm a FOSS advocate, writer, educator, Python coder, Linux user, US Navy Veteran, Secular Franciscan, husband,father and grandfather. I blog about my life and experiences that give it meaning.
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3 Responses to Then we win

  1. Lee says:

    Of course, an Obama victory would be a defeat for life when it comes to abortion. He is also perfectly willing to fight war, so that’s another life-related knock.

    I have a hard time imagining how a Catholic who really takes faith into account when voting can vote for Obama.

  2. Don says:

    I will gladly vote for Obama. He is pro-choice and so am I. He has a vision for an American future. The other guy has no vision, he is a continuation of the same failed policies of the current administration.

  3. Lee says:

    Pro-choice – and Catholic? The two are in conflict – and as a number of Catholic leaders have said, abortion is a non-negotiable issue.

    I am saddened to hear this. I suspect Francis would be too.

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