Last night I finally managed to watch Barack Obama's "A More Perfect Union" speech. I'd heard plenty of snippets along with commentary on the news, but this was the first time I listened for myself. Man, oh man, oh man, did it make me itchy to be back in the classroom. Each spring my students are required to write and deliver a speech of their own and Obama's speech would have been a perfect one to make the center of a lesson plan. It was excellent, in my opinion, and it made me feel so hopeful about what could happen after the election.
Also, did anyone else start to feel all tingly when they saw Bill Richardson endorsing Obama today? Just thinking about those two being running mates makes me need to fan my face a little bit.