From Pine View Farm

The Really Big News 2

With Virginia, Florida, and possibly North Carolina, going for Senator Obama, the Solid South is broken and the odious “Southern Strategy” is dead.

I grew up when and where public facilities had four bathrooms: “White Men,” “White Women,” “Colored Men,” “Colored Women.”

The four bathrooms are gone, but the mentality behind them still lives. I see it every day.

But it is now clearly the losing side.

And the United States of America is finally ready to have government of all the people, by all the people, for all the people.

I love this country. My family was here for its founding and its story is my story.

It is the only country in history that is based, not on the accident of geography or ethnicity, but on an idea–the idea of freedom.

It screws things up an awful lot, but, through the years, it somehow manages, ultimately, in its own bumbling way, to straighten things out and figure out the right thing to do.

It sometimes takes a long time, but it ultimately figures out the right thing to do.

I think I’m going to cry. Okay, I cried. Okay, I’m still crying.

Give us a couple of more centuries, and maybe we’ll actually get it right.

God be with President Obama.

He has inherited a mess and will need all the help he can get.


I compliment Senator McCain for his gracious concession. He was the Senator McCain of the past, not the Senator McCain of this recent campaign.



  1. Karen

    November 5, 2008 at 8:29 am

    Chris & I saw his concession speech. We agreed he was the old McCain, the one with dignity, not the one in the race. It was nice to see.

  2. Bill

    November 5, 2008 at 10:42 am

    I was also impressed with McCain’s speech and wondered where that McCain had been during the campaign. I think it’s just another example of being “over-handled” by the so-called experts. It happened to Gore in 2000 and Dole in 1996. At some point maybe politicians will stop listening to these campaign experts and just be who they really are. It would serve them better.