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May 09, 2012

Letting go of fear

Andrew Sullivan blogged today:

Today Obama did more than make a logical step. He let go of fear. He is clearly prepared to let the political chips fall as they may. That's why we elected him. That's the change we believed in. The contrast with a candidate who wants to abolish all rights for gay couples by amending the federal constitution, and who has donated to organizations that seek to "cure" gays, who bowed to pressure from bigots who demanded the head of a spokesman on foreign policy solely because he was gay: how much starker can it get?

My view politically is that this will help Obama. He will be looking to the future generations as his opponent panders to the past. The clearer the choice this year the likelier his victory. And after the darkness of last night, this feels like a widening dawn.

Yes. Andrew mentioned that he had tears in his eyes as he was posting that blog entry. I know how he feels. I was at a fundraiser for Eleanor Holmes Norton Wednesday evening, and I got emotional again as I listened to my congresswoman describe with simple words the joyous moment this was for us and for our country.

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