My Huffington Post Piece: ‘A Clear Measure of the Choice Before Us This Election’
As many of you know, I’ve been volunteering with the campaign to reelect President Obama. Over the last few months, I’ve been able to talk with many different voters about what they believe and their vision for our country. Talking with voters has been such a gift in that it has also allowed me to better understand why I am standing with President Obama. Today, I’m excited to share some reflections on the campaign that I’ve put together for the Huffington Post.
Here is an excerpt from the post:
Both American history and world history can be seen as a momentous struggle between “all” and “just us.” Abraham Lincoln helped us see that the Civil War was fought so that the United States was a place for “all.” We have been imperfect in this commitment but do rise to it in our best moments. The central struggle of the 20th century was between the exclusive vision of world domination and the promise of the Allies to include. The generous up-building of our enemies and the creation of the United Nations after the war are inspiring examples of including “all.”
The future has to be “all” or there simply will be no future. The continued turn toward “all” and away from “just us” is the great work of the 21st century. President Barack Obama has been unwavering in his faithful lifting up of “all” even in the face of unrelieved Republican animosity as well as some frustration on the left at his open hand.
I encourage you to continue reading this post and to share your own thoughts. Please share with your friends and help spread the word.