Today, April 4, 2007, is a day to celebrate what is beautiful about our country, the United States of America.Â Today, we learned that two Democratic candidates for the President of the United States have broken all-time fundraising records.Â
One candidate is a woman.Â The other candidate is an African American man.Â Â
This is the country we live in.Â A country that doesn’t just accept diversity, a country that clearly celebrates the individual.Â A country poised and ready to show the entire world that at our core foundation we believe in an individuals right for freedom and the pursuit of happiness is an unalienable right- for all people.Â Â Â Â
The American people have great reason to be proud today.Â Â
Today is the beginning of a new and revived relationship with what we hold most dear:Â freedom and integrity.Â Â As the candidates looks toward the upcoming election, Senator Clinton and Senator Obama have already won.Â They have already given the American people cause to believe again in our political process andÂ what is great about us.Â Â I am so very thankful for this reminder.Â Â Â Â
I have my fingers double crossed hoping this is the message we get from both camps.Â Not about CHANGE.. about how fantastic our country is.
They have a chance to HIT IT OUT OF THE PARK in the court of public opinion.