Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We’ve Got Nothing but Hope

Reading this brought back memories of the speech at the Democratic National Convention that catapulted Barack Obama to fame in 2004:
"Pure belief will get us through. I can't give you anything more than 'I think it will all work out in the end.' Nor can Warren Buffett. In his oft-quoted New York Times op-ed of a month ago, all he could give us was '… most major companies will be setting new profit records 5, 10 and 20 years from now.' No mention of the trade deficit. No mention of our unhealthy dependence on consumerism. Just belief. Pure belief that everything will be OK.

In the short-term, the doomsayers and short-sellers rule the roost. In the long-term, the recession will pass, and collectively, through optimism and a 'can-do' attitude, we'll work out a way to make the U.S. economy the pride of the world, again."
We all define hope in different ways, but hopefully all our definitions resonate with:

Hope is brave,
Hope is audacious,
Hope is irreverent,
Hope is glorious;
Without hope, we are all lost.

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