One week ago, heading into Super Tuesday, few people could have predicted where the Obama campaign would stand today. The momentum has even taken even some campaign insiders by surprise. Barack Obama has won the last eight primaries. And he hasn't just won, he's won by incredible margins.
The results speak for themselves. We are experiencing a political groundswell, the likes of which only comes once a generation.
I must express my sincere gratitude to the supporters who are doing the hard work on the ground, canvassing, getting the word out door to door. While I blog from the comfort of my own home, I know that thousands of supporters brave the elements to help cleanse and restore our democracy by putting political power back where it belongs--in the hands of the people.
For the rest of us, let us be cautious not to let this overwhelming momentum lead to complacency. Challenges await. The Clintons are mounting a last stand, and are unafraid to go to court to unlock the Florida and Michigan delegate seats. In addition, a small but vocal group of racists persist in spreading opinions about Barack Obama that border on hate speech. For a taste of this, browse the comments from the last few BlogObama08 posts. As Obama's momentum gains, his detractors become more insideous.
After Super Tuesday, Barack Obama called on the help of those voters who are still on the fence, who have been trained to be cynical about presidential politics. I for one know that it can be tough, especially after the debacle in 2000, to believe in the power of democracy. It's all to easy to resign one's self to the idea that the entire game is rigged, that we have to wait around for change. But Obama expressed it best when he spoke: "We are the people we have been waiting for."
For anyone sitting on the fence, waiting for the moment to act, that moment is now. Let's make the final push. No more waiting. Phone a friend. Send an email. Do just one thing tomorrow to share your enthusiasm for Barack Obama. One person's hope can make all the difference.
In 21 states, it already has.