Hope for the future
When I listen to a speech by Barack Obama, I am reminded of the speeches by John F. Kennedy.
I was an intern at the Democratic National Convention in 1960 working for ABC News. I was a closet supporter of Adlai Stevenson and looking at the Kennedy bandwagon as a steamroller. Then I watched Robert Kennedy and his working of delegates on the floor of the convention and more important went to the acceptance speech of JFK at the Los Angles coliseum.
Sometimes it is the hope of the future that brings us out of the morass of the present. That was the case then, and when I listen to Barack Obama, I believe it is the case now.
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