A certain Jeremy has asked for a bitch’s thoughts on Senator Obama’s possible run for President in 2008.
I thought Senator Obama’s keynote speech during the most recent Democratic National Convention was amazing. It moved me to tears…and inspired me in a way I hadn’t been inspired in some time.
There is a huge part of me that wants Senator Obama to run just to have the ‘audacity of hope’ become a part of our national discussion.
But a bitch needs more than an inspiring phrase. I need substance…policies that will reward the audacity of hope with the rarity of progressive change.
My job as a citizen is to demand those policies along with that vision of Senator Obama…as I do of all candidates courting my vote.
So, I’m going to be cautious here.
Mayhap the media should be cautious too. As much as I understand the appeal…the attraction of a viable candidate of color…the allure of a woman with a chance…as much as I understand that shit, this bitch also understands my role in this process.
The frenzy is starting early…there will be no incumbent in the Presidential field in '08…and the only things a bitch can control are my expectations and my vote.
This bitch is embracing the audacity of hope by remaining undecided for now…