compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
Toby Harnden, reporting on the US Elections 2008, and the only British journalist from outside the US on board 'Obama One', wrote in his Telegraph NEWSREVIEWonSaturday column last weekend ...
It had already been a heady week. On Monday, the day before, Obama had been endorsed for President by Senator Edward Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy, the brother and daughter of JFK. Turning against his friend Hillary Clinton, Kennedy - the liberal lion of the Senate - hailed Obama's -
"extraordinary gifts of leadership and character, matched to the extraordinary demands of this moment in history" which could lead the US to its "rendezvous with destiny".
Toby Harnden went on to describe - a biting critique of Clinton, by Obama, that framed the battle for the Democratic nomination as being about "the past versus the future. TALKING tough and tallying up your years in Washington is no substitute for judgement, and courage, and clear plans... Dream big dreams ... I would come to meetings with world leaders with the understanding that I was opposed to this war in Iraq from the start, that I had consistently described a US foriegn policy that puts diplomacy at the forefront. As somebody who myself lived overseas [in Indonesia] for a time, the world would see me as a different kind of President, somebody who could see the world through their eyes".
From the seeds of small acorns, large oaks grow ...
Yesterday IS HISTORY - tomorrow IS the future - but today IS a GIFT ...
that's why we call it THE PRESENT -use it wisely moment by moment
on YOUR journey of self-discovery - as Lisa has so eloquently described !
First published by Michael Grove @zaadz on 4th February 2008
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