Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Yes they can. Today we are all american.
We were told they cannot do this by a chorus of cynics. And they only grew louder and more dissonant in the weeks and months that came.
We've been asked to pause for a reality check. We've been warned against offering the people of that nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.
For when we have faced down impossible odds, when we've been told we're not ready or that we shouldn't try or that we can't, generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can. Yes, we can. Yes, we can.