Friday, February 8, 2008

An amazing lifetime

I always envied my grandfather for the changes he saw in his lifetime. From the first flight of the Wright brothers to Neil Armstrong walking on the moon.

This presidential election is just as great a leap. From segregation in the 1950 to a serious African American candidate. From the glass ceiling that limited how far in life a woman would be allowed to climb to a serious female candidate for president.

For all those pockets of racism and sexism that still exist, we as a nation are now prepared to judge our presidential candidates “by the content of their character”.

Maybe I don’t need to envy my grandfather after all.

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