Listening to Our Hopes, Instead of Our Fears

A great line from Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention last night:

“And one day, they — and your sons and daughters — will tell their own children about what we did together in this election. They’ll tell them how this time, we listened to our hopes, instead of our fears. How this time, we decided to stop doubting and to start dreaming.”

The difference between the Obama and McCain campaigns (and the Democratic and Republican platforms, for that matter) is not a difference of policy. It is not a difference of who is right or who is wrong on abortion. It is not a difference of who is right and who is wrong on the economy or the war or any of the other hot-button issues that divide the two parties. Michelle Obama hammers home what the real difference is in this election: a difference of hope and dreams versus fear and doubt.

And that, dear reader, is why my vote — a vote for today and a vote for my daughters’ futures — will be cast for Barack Obama.

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