All posts by rgsmith

A New World

The world is changed. There was on Tuesday November 4th, 2008 a global quake, a paradigm shift that shook us out of old passions, ancient prejudices, and the archaic beliefs that color separates and diminishes the hope of being. I have covered political campaigns and elections for over forty years. I have never seen one with so much intensity and intention as this one. Not since the millennium celebrations around the world have I seen the oneness of people amplified by the joining together in…

Read More »

We The People

Some thoughts on who won on Tuesday. We won. The American people, the citizens who by majority rule, comprise the policy and philosophy of this maturing republic won. The Democrats, personified under the leadership of President-Elect Obama were selected to administer the governmental operation of this country for the next four years, but the winner is “We The People.” Once again we became the evidence of our beliefs and by public example demonstrated to the world and to ourselves that democracy is still a valid…

Read More »

Hope

It’s Election Day! Here’s what I hope. I hope the best team to secure our collective future wins the Presidential election. I hope the two political sides come together not just in the spirit of cooperation, but in the physical compromise of genuine enthusiasm needed to correct past mistakes, end bickering and prepare a future for our children that is constructed in the grandest vision we can imagine. I hope this will be the generation of politicians, old and young, who will see the futility…

Read More »

Almost Over

It’s the Monday before Election Day and for some of us the responsibility is done. We’ve voted, but for others tomorrow is the day to exercise their right of choice in the most important election in fifty years. I say fifty because I didn’t appreciate politics before the 1960 election of John F. Kennedy. Roosevelt was President when I was born and I remember Harry Truman and it wasn’t until 1964 that I was old enough to vote. I do remember the 1960 election as…

Read More »