File this under “for what it’s worth” – Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon issues a rather introspective endorsement of Barack Obama. Hey, it means more to me than Oprah’s endorsement. But glitzy it aint:
“You know what I needed to do before I could decide to support Barack Obama for president? I had to give myself permission to feel hope. That’s almost kind of sad, isn’t it? I had to tell myself that it is OK. That it would be all right if I allowed myself to acknowledge the possibility that we can aspire as a nation. That we can aspire to be more than merely secure or predominant. That we could apsire to build and to heal not just to patch and prop up. We can aspire to come together not just come to terms.”
Suffice to say that one rarely gets to hear an internal monologue during an endorsement rally…which might explain why a couple of the TV cameras clicked “OFF” about this time. Nevermind them, Mike. Preach, brother!!
“I had to allow myself to do something that felt really weird, something I had never done before in my entire life — to believe in a candidate for the president of the United States.”
The crowd starting yelling “We believe!”