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November 10, 2008

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BluJewel

My name is Blu Jewel and I endorse this post!

I think you've conveyed a point that one can accomplish much in the face of outright adversity and attack when you center yourself on character and integrity.

I, too, was and continue to be awed by Barack's ability to know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em. It's this display of true content of character that got him elected and I think he'll now be able to change a nation by example.

Love!

Hawa

@Blu: LOL! I started to wonder about my dang-self. What made me want to see that man lose his cool and join them in slinging mud? I had to check myself. Talk about a lesson in Christian character and integrity!

Deacon Blue

I always thought I was a guy with a whole heaping reserve of composure...but there's no way I could have managed the Zen-like level of Christian charitable calm Obama produced.

I would have choked someone in the McCain camp by mid-campaign, especially once someone brought my wife into the mix...
;-)

nikki indigo

lmao@jewel. lawdy...

i wondered about where was the 'true' mccain, too. however, i can't shake the image of mccain being uncomfortable around obama, like he didn't know how to act around a black guy. his disdain for obama felt personal, like "how dare this negro act like he's better than me"

so i tend to believe the campaign brought out his true self. i DEFINITELY believe that about clinton. i've never liked the clintons and always felt as if black folk were giving them honorary ghetto passes without them having earned them. the primary season brought out how they really felt about us. i'm glad it did.

Mr Slish

I second that Blu Jewel...: ) Great read...I am more than relieved I'm hopeful...

Francis L. Holland

HAWA, I agree with the argument you've made here, that being that supporters of Obama think he can be successful by being rude, while it's actually his grace that attracts people and shows his real personality.

And so, he can afford to meet Bush and even shake his hand in public, even having his picture taken with that &&*¨¨%.

Although it makes some of us grimace, Obama has proved that that is an essential part of Obama's formula for achieving those things that many people believed was utterly impossible or impossibly improbable.

Hawa

@Deacon Blue: Heaping reserve of composure is probably an understatement. Obama honestly appeared totally unmoved by the chaos coming at him. And here's a secret... I wouldn't blame him one bit if he had to go into the bathroom alone and scream his head off. LOL

@Nikki: So true about McCain's discomfort around Obama... although I think McCain just has a general problem with confrontational situations. He has a history of losing his temper - white targets included.

@Slish: How could I forget "hopeful" on my list of reactions. That one probably tops the list.

@Francis: I'm always happy to see you stop by, Francis! And yes, his grace is part of the formula - one of the required ingredients. Folks are finally ready for honesty, humility, graciousness, diplomacy... and all those other things that Obama brings.

Kit (Keep It Trill)

Hey Hawa, so glad you left the direct link to this blog when you left a comment at mine. Man, this page is tight! Love the way you did your columns, photos, everything. Just blogrolled you.

Anyway, Barack is the man, and ten steps ahead of everyone else. I will truly enjoy watching him navigate us through shark infested waters in the next eight. Yeah, I said it. Eight! God-willing, that will be America's lucky number.

GC

I also felt that twinge of like but it later turned out to be gas

hawa

@KIT: I'm glad you said "8", because I believe Obama will win a second term and keep leading us through those shark-infested waters.

I've been reading your blog for a while now, and I LOVE your articles. I'm impressed with your journey as an adoptive parent. Much love to you, and you'll show up on my blogroll the moment I shed laziness and update the site. LOL

@GC: LOL @gas. I'm starting to wonder if my tinge of "like" wasn't a symptom of the burritos. hehe

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