I just spent a blistering hot October afternoon standing in the sun shoulder to shoulder with thousands of other people to hear the next president of the United States. He's here in Asheville preparing for the next debate. Today he focused almost exclusively on health care. As always, he was brilliant, funny, nuanced (imagine that!) and uplifting. All about who we can be as a people -- imagining our most decent and gracious selves as a nation. I love that message. (He did, however, get a couple of little sideways jabs at Gov. Palin.)
Michelle spoke here a few months ago and I went to that with my son, as well (yes, he had to stand for hours in the sun and crowd with me today, as well as then, to witness history). Her speech was actually the better of the two -- she is an astounding woman. She would make a great president herself, but I can't imagine a more wonderful first lady.
Today was the most diverse crowd I've been a part of since moving to Asheville more than two years ago. It feels so good to be coming together as a community, as a nation. And come together we will, because we must. Too much is at stake. For our children and for our world. This is a pivotal moment in our nation's history and we have to get it right this time.
North Carolina is going blue -- can I get a witness?