I'm so proud of my new city ... St. Louis ... for coming out yesterday to support Barack Obama so incredibly yesterday ... Between 80,000 and 100,000 people in front of the Arch to hear this amazing man speak. Even if you don't support Obama, that is INCREDIBLE. This particular rally broke records all around - the sheer amount of people is truly amazing! This is a history making election and I'm so proud of St. Louis for coming out and supporting him. The picture below just took my breath away - to see all of those people in that space makes my heart sing. And if you want to hear what he said yesterday in St. Louis, you can watch the video HERE.
What struck me powerfully was this particular segment of his speech ...
'Because while my opponent thinks this campaign is all about me – the truth is, this campaign is about you. Your jobs. Your health care. Your retirement. Your children’s future. That’s what this election is about. That’s what I’m fighting for. Because I can take two more weeks of these attacks from John McCain, but the American people can’t take four more years of the same failed policies and the same divisive politics. That’s why I’m running for President of the United States.'
I think he is an amazing man that I would be proud to have as our next President. I've been very taken by his calm demeanor, his integrity, his honesty. I find him so refreshing and feel so good about the idea of him leading our country, particularly given our current challenges. I can't wait until Election Day! So that I can cast my vote for change.
I know that each of us decides who to vote for based on so many different factors. I wanted to share with you how I feel and where I'm at right now. But, ultimately, I just hope that, whoever you decide to vote for this year, please educate yourself about the issues and make your decision based on your own values! Try to get beyond the rhetoric and negativity in order to decide who you believe is the right person to lead our country. It's incredibly important that we all come out to the polls this year, whoever you decide to vote for.
(voting element by Penny Springman)