Today's my last full day in Charlotte and I wanted to reflect briefly on how amazing this experience has been. While here I have had the opportunity to not just see democrats come together, but Americans come together and work towards something positive.
Everyone has been nice. The volunteers have been
wonderful, cordial and knowledgeable. Folks here that are complete strangers have not only embraced me, but everyone here no matter what they look like, where they are from, what color their skin is, what religion they practice, or who they love.
Folks helping everyone with disabilities no matter if they know them or not. Everyone is embraced, and I am so proud to say that THAT is the America I live in. I am so incredibly honored and humbled, and look forward to what the rest of the day has in store.
Thank you for this opportunity Tennessee.
I want to elaborate a little more from everything tonight. First of all, I want to share this accompanying picture.
I took this just before we the Democratic delegation from Tennessee got to cast our votes for President Barack Obama late Wednesday, September 5th, 2012. I wish I could convey to those that do read this blog just how inspiring, enlightening, and educational that this trip to Charlotte has been this week. While, I was not a full delegate for Tennessee, I was an alternate delegate. I did get to partake in just about everything, and per the suggestion of a friend, Will that was part of the delegation in 2008, I did make it to the floor just before we cast our vote, and took this picture above. The smart, articulate, talented, and beautiful author, advocate, self-proclaimed feminist, and actress Ashley Judd represented the state of Tennessee during our roll call during the Convention.
After this week I could not describe any further the incredible high that I am on. My aforementioned comments on this week basically sums my feelings up. I could go further and discuss how inspiring Thursday night at the convention was. Senator John Kerry gave one heck of a speech. Had that speech come out eight years ago he might have won office that year and we might not be have been in as bad of a situation as we were in prior to President Obama taking office. Vice President Joe Biden killed it. I feel that I can speak on behalf of the delegation that represented the state of Tennessee when I say that we concur with what our President said to us tonight. Thank you again to my county, Carroll, our state, our state party, the TNDP, and to the United States of America for giving me this opportunity to be inside Time Warner Arena in state of North Carolina tonight. This was exactly what I needed!!!
And on the record, the infamous question of the RNC was, "are you better now than you were four years ago?" I can speak confidently and securely that myself and my family ARE much better off now than we were four years ago!!!!
Oh, and one more thing. God bless the United State of America!