Defining moments

This morning, I stayed in front on the tv, glued to CNN to watch the Democratic National Convention’s final evening, where Senator Barack Obama officially accepted the party’s nomination as its presidential candidate.

A prelude to his acceptance speech, Susan Eisenhower came on stage at Invesco Field. A few paragraphs into her short address, I felt like she was talking about my own country.

We must advance a new and compelling vision for the 21st century. But rather than focus on these critical strategic issues, our national discourse has turned into a petty squabble.

Too many people in power have failed us. Belligerence has been a substitute for strength; stubbornness for leadership; and impulsive action has replaced measured and thoughtful response.

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I hope to be inspired again.


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