Tonight has been so moving. I have sat with people I've never met and had one common goal--to make sure that Michigan has a stem cell research policy that's right. I've sat here and watched friends win local elections. I've seen a new Michigan Supreme Court Justice elected.
But most importantly, I've finally answered the questions of a young Sam Grace who questioned why everyone in power was white and male. Tonight, one of those questions has finally been rhetorically answered.
In a brilliant speech, to an energized country, and a world waiting for change, Barack Obama stood and asked us to work with him--to work for ourselves--and be the change we wish to see in the world. For the first time since I can't even remember when, I feel optimistic about the future of this country.
There are hard battles before us--reproductive rights, workers rights, equal pay, energy independence, global warming--but there is nothing I feel we can't do tonight.
Yes we did.
Yes we will.