The True Audacity.Posted: March 18, 2008
After reading a transcript of Barack Obama’s speech on race, delivered this morning, I believe that the true audacity we must find in ourselves is not the Audacity of Hope, as his book title would have it, but the Audacity to Believe We Are Worthy.
I don’t know whether we deserve this man–I have my doubts–but I want to believe we do. How did someone of his quality come along at this debased time in our history? It’s like a miracle.
Hope isn’t the issue. Obama will not win by convincing enough Americans to hope. He will win if enough Americans dare to conclude that despite all the evidence to the contrary, and despite our national self-esteem issues, we are worthy of him.