I don't live in the United States.
I'm a Canadian, not an American.
Still, I've been caught up in the Democratic National Convention just as surely as if I lived in Savannah or Des Moines, in Fargo or San Diego.
I like Barack Obama.
He seems like a genuinely nice guy to me.
Not flashy, pushy or hard-sell.
Just down-to-earth and ordinary.
I like that about him.
I know, I know, anyone who reaches this level in the stratosphere of the political system doesn't get there by selling newspapers or bagging groceries at the market. I understand that he's a senator, a politician, and he has experience in this field, so he's not a guy next door who happened to step into the fray last week.
I admire him and his family immensely.
Good people trying to do good things.
Nothing wrong with that!
"We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent." ~