Editor's note: Bishop T.D. Jakes is founder and senior pastor of The Potter's House of Dallas, Texas, a multiracial, nondenominational church with more than 50 outreach ministries.
"I congratulate Sen. Obama on this historic accomplishment," writes Bishop T.D. Jakes.
1 of 2 (CNN) -- Last night, I like most Americans of all stripes, watched with visible goose bumps as history was made. I sat with my 13-year-old son and looked from the screen to his eyes as Sen. Barack Obama became the first African American in history to lead a U.S. major-party ticket when he claimed the nomination for the Democratic Party for president of the United States.
I congratulate Sen. Obama on this historic accomplishment. I thank him for accepting the torch that was lit by our forefathers and proudly carrying it through the darkness of our struggles, trials and tribulations, bringing light and hope to a new generation, and for facing all those who said "No" and "You can't win," or "It will never happen," and firmly, proudly, defiantly saying, "Yes I can!"
However, what I really hope people take away from that night is that this is not just a victory for African Americans, it is a victory for democracy that proves that our country provides possibilities for all people. It is also a sign that a metamorphosis is in progress. Today we saw that Americans respect experience, but are interested in change. I hope that we can somehow merge the best ideas of our differences and emerge with a president who epitomizes our highest and best ideals. While it remains unclear where we are going, last night proves that we as a people have moved beyond business as usual.
All u Clinton supporters! You are just like you chief madam. U go yarn the thing finish, then you go say na joke, or na slip of tongue or na discussion. Talk true, u no want the man win general election because your woman did not win. I don't care whether you go for McCain or not o, its your prerogative. But stop bad mouthing the man. He has made history. Be happy for him. Ehn? That is how to be a gracious loser. And who knows, your woman may get her chance later, afterall, Obama's opponent is 73yrs old. Its never too late. So stop all the bad talk. Do not be a sore loser ehn?
I think both Obama and Clinton's supporters are equal ly wrong in the bashing of each team. It is not only Clinton's supporters...you may not care whether Clintons supporters end up not voting at all or switch over to McCain...but the sad truth is that Obama will not win without the full support of the DEMOCRATS as a WHOLE in the general elections. So when others are also going on and on about Clinton they should also watch their tongue and allow Clinton to leave graciously too...I have never seen the democrats so divided like this year and it is simply due to how the supporters of each team are going on about it. Some of you may not give a damn about how we the Clinton supporters may be feeling about this, but I bet you OBAMA does as it is DEFINATELY no longer about CLINTONbut the DEMOCRATS being TOGETHER as that is what matters from now to November.enough said.
NEW YORK - Former President Clinton said Thursday he is eager to campaign for Barack Obama whenever the Democrat needs him, but has not given any thought to whether he wants to speak at the party convention in Denver.
"I told him that whenever he wanted me to do it, I was ready, and so it's basically on their timetable," Clinton said. "He's got a lot of things to do between now and the convention, of which this is simply one, so I'll do whatever I'm asked to do, whenever I can do it."
What are other ppl's thots on this Obama/Binton relationship? :smilies23
As Barack Obama starts a tour of Europe from Berlin today,every sign is showing a marvellous acceptance of America in the lead of global politics again.With Bush,the relationship between the US and Europe got so dented to the point that people thought that the days of supremacy was gone.
Judging from the opinion of over 80% Germans,Obama would restore that anormaly.The city of Berlin,is agog with expectation for his speach on transatlantic relations at 19hrs today in SIERGESSÄULE(VICTORY STATUTE) in downtown Berlin,overlooking BRANDENBURGER TÜR next to the brand new US EMBASSY(Opened on 4th JULY 2008).
Yours trully would be there with my group-ONE.Org GERMAN CHAPTER-to welcome this phenomenon and remind him about the need for the eradication of poverty as per MDG 2015.
I would report afterwards folksgrinning: