The Democratic National Convention for one, despite not being an African gathering had me emotional and happy all at once on how the Obamas publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton’s campaign to become the first female president of the United States of America.
Watching the video of Hillary Clinton joining Barack Obama on the stage was something monumental and inspiring.
It made me believe in hope and a better world. Lots of small progress at a time makes for a major change.
In Michelle Obama’s speech, she had this to say about Hillary Clinton:
“Make no mistake about it, this November, when we get to the polls, that is what we are deciding. Not Democrat or Republican, not left or right. In this election, and every election, it is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives.
I am you tonight because in this election, there is only one person who I trust with that responsibility, only one person who I believe is truly qualified to be president of the United States, and that is our friend Hillary Clinton.
I trust Hillary to lead this country because I have seen her lifelong devotion to our nation's children. Not just her own daughter, who she has raised to perfection, but every child who needs a champion: kids who take the long way to school to avoid the gangs. Kids who wonder how they will ever afford college. Kids whose parents don't speak a word of English, but dream of a better life; who look to us to dream of what they can be.”
Listening to these words the night Michelle Obama spoke them was a true testament to my beliefs, soul and heart. Understanding the compassion, they share, for every single race, religion and background of each and every one of the individuals residing in America.
This made me believe that the rest of the world can follow suit in terms of choosing leaders, not because they are democratic or republic, but because they have the correct morals and will teach us millennials valuable lessons to carry in this life with us.
As well as teach the upcoming generations valuable lessons, and for those with children, I’m sure your primary hope is that the leader of your country teaches your children well, and is a reflection of an example you want to always use.
This is what the Obama’s analytically looked at when it came to who they would support for the presidential elections. Using this in comparison to the events happening around the African continent, it clearly shows we have a lot of work to do.