Monday, October 6, 2008

Yes WE Can... Rise UP!!

Two more votes for Barack... thanks to Bruce!! When I heard about the free concert that Bruce was giving in support of Barack Obama of course I was interested and decided to look into becoming a volunteer... so I googled Obama and found out where I needed to sign up... that is when I noticed a little icon that said "check your registration statis. I've been a registered voter for years and had planned to go to the polls on Nov 4th and vote... I hadn't even considered that due to my recent name change my registration had become invalid and I needed to re-register. There was only one problem: Monday was the last day to register and it was already late Friday night... I would have to wait and go Monday... so first thing this morning I went down to register and took my sister with me... since Ohio has early voting we were able to go ahead and vote!! I am so glad that Bruce decided to get involved because I probably would not have realized that I needed to re-register and therefore would not have been able to vote in this election.

The Obama Rally on Saturday @ OSU's oval was so much more inspiring than I had imagined... Bruce's sincere support of Barack gives me hope that there is still someone that cares... and that maybe... just maybe there is still hope... not only for America... but for our children.

Thank you, Bruce for caring... especially since you don't really need to care... you could go anywhere and live like a king... living happily ever after... forgetting about us... but you didn't walk away... and I honor you for that.

I got a call from Obama's volunteer center today and agreed to work the phones... if Bruce can care... so can I... and together... "yes we can" take our dreams back.

"I've spent 35 yrs writing about America, its people, and the meaning of the American Promise. The promise that was handed down to us, from our founding fathers, with one instruction: Do your best to make these things real. Opportunity, equality, social and economic justice, a fair shake for all of our citizens, the American idea, as a positive influence, around the world for a more just and peaceful existence. These are the things that give our lives hope, shape, and meaning. They are the ties that bind us together and give us faith in our contract with one another. I've spent most of my creative life measuring the distance between that American promise and American reality. For many Americans, who are today losing their jobs, their homes, seeing their retirement funds disappear, who have no healthcare, or who have been abandoned in our inner cities, the distance between that promise, and that reality, has never been greater or more painful. I believe Senator Obama has taken the measure of that distance in his own life and in his work. I think he understands in his heart the cost of that distance, in blood and suffering, in the lives of everyday Americans. I believe as president, he would work to restore that promise to so many of our fellow citizens who have justifiably lost faith in its meaning. After the disastrous administration of the past eight years, we need somebody to lead us in an American reclamation project. In my job, I travel around the world, and I occasionally play big stadiums, just like Senator Obama. I've continued to find, whereever I go, that America remains a repository of peoples' hopes, possibilities, and desires, and that despite the terrible erosion to our standing around the world, accomplished by our recent administration, we remain for many, many people this house of dreams. One thousand George Bushes and one thousand Dick Cheneys will never be able to tear that house down. They will, however, be leaving office -- that's the good news. The bad news is that they'll be leaving office dropping the national tragedies of Katrina, Iraq, and our financial crisis in our laps. Our sacred house of dreams has been abused, it's been looted, and it's been left in a terrible state of disrepair. It needs care; it needs saving, it needs defending against those who would sell it down the river for power or a quick buck. It needs a citizenry with strong arms, hearts, and minds. It needs someone with Senator Obama's understanding, temperateness, deliberativeness, maturity, compassion, toughness, and faith, to help us rebuild our house once again. But most importantly, it needs you. And me. It needs us, to rebuild our house with the generosity that is at the heart of the American spirit. A house that is truer and big enough to contain the hopes and dreams of all of our fellow citizens. Because that is where our future lies. We will rise or we will fall as a people by our ability to accomplish this task. Now I don't know about you, but I know that I want my house back, I want my America back, and I want my country back. So now is the time to stand with Barack Obama and Joe Biden, roll up our sleeves, and come on up for the rising." ~ Bruce Springsteen

Thanks 2Hearts (bottom 3) & seibu1 (top) for the photos!! And this last one... I TOOK!!

Thank you, Mr Springsteen!


Bar L. said...

Good for you! We can rock the vote!

These photos are excellent!

Anonymous said...

Yes we can! :D (I hope) :o

Good to see you, Barb! Thanx!!

Hugs... xx

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures and the vid. Bruce look so fantastic. Bruce did a great job accoustically.

Anonymous said...

Yes he did... I'm so very glad that I went... but even more glad that he reminded me check my registration. :o