About Obama's Speech Last Night..
by Trey Rentz, Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 11:18:13 AM EDT
I wanted to say , and I hope I am writing this to be more a topic of discussion, rather than confession - that Obama's speech really affected me on a personal level.
I have alot of personal issues, I'm a pretty bright person - I have a tendency to be sort of, well - I get caught up in occupational slumming. As a researcher, I tend to get tangled in problems I really shouldn't be working on. I do alot of "mcjobs" and sure, I get them done. But I have some important things I need to get done that usually get put off.
And I just looked at this guy from the midwest, standing up there accepting the nomination for president and I said to myself. Wow. You know. This guy is really talking about us, not himself. He wants us to do something.
It sort of hit me like, you know - ask not what your country can do for you - but what you can do for your country.
And I just said to myself. Ok. Hell. Lets get this whole thing done. And so here I am at work, occupational slumming on this blog. And I'm going to get back to work here. :-}
And so I will leave it at that and get back to work. But I wanted to just ask, did that speech hit you where you live?