January 8, 2008

I didn’t have an epiphany. What I really did was to take a set of values and ideals that were first instilled in me from my mother, who was, as I have called her in my book, the last of the secular humanists—you know, belief in kindness and empathy and discipline, responsibility—those kinds of values. And I found in the Church a vessel or a repository for those values and a way to connect those values to a larger community and a belief in God and a belief in redemption and mercy and justice … I guess the point is, it continues to be both a spiritual, but also intellectual, journey for me, this issue of faith.

– Barrack Obama, quoted in Goodbye to All That by Andrew Sullivan

I think I’m in love with this man. I know I’m idealizing, but it seems like he could really end all the bipartisan bullshit and push America forward to a brighter future.

At least, I can hope.

Imagine that, a candidate I actually want to vote for on his on merit instead of having to choose him as the lesser of two evils. It’s such a nice feeling!

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