My wife and I attended the Barack Obama rally Saturday at the Liberty Memorial (10/19, A-1, “Obama takes on taxes, tough times in KC speech”). The event attracted a diverse and upbeat crowd.
Although many were unable to see Sen. Obama, most seemed elated to be part of such a historic gathering. The senator was poised and confident, and he connected easily with the audience.
But it was an act we witnessed between a father and son that spoke volumes about the commonalities we share and how far we have come as a people. An African-American gentleman standing in front of us expressed the wish for his son to see the man he thought was going to be our next president. The father dropped to his hands and knees, and as we steadied him, the son climbed on his back, peered over the crowd, then stepped down. His father stood and asked his son if he saw the senator.
I will never forget that father’s expression when his son nodded. It felt good to be an American.
Barack Obama was here Saturday. I am not a supporter but wanted to go in case I could ask him a question about his tax increase.
I was told by family members not to go because they didn’t want me to be destroyed by the media like Joe the Plumber.
Read that sentence again. For simply asking a question and getting Obama to admit his socialist agenda, the media is shredding Joe and not Obama. After all, it is not the question that was the problem — it was the answer. Is anyone afraid that would happen to you if you questioned John McCain?
This is what we have to look forward to, folks, in an Obama administration. And you want to tell me that he is the candidate who can bring people together? What a joke.
I attended the rally to hear Sen. Obama speak Saturday at the Liberty Memorial. I saw thousands of people of all ages, races, religious beliefs and sexual orientations come together for a common purpose.
Despite waiting in line for hours to get in, I saw a lot of smiling faces, laughter and excitement in the crowd. It was a peaceful event and a great day in America. I was very proud to be a part of it.