Idealism?

I’m a little behind on the DNC because I’ve had to record it, and just got around to catching up last night. I must admit that I am impressed by Michelle Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s rhetoric. I’m a moderate, an independent, and I’m going to give next week’s RNC just as much attention as I’m giving the DNC, because I believe that it is valuable to hear both sides. However, the words from Michelle’s speech that resounded in my sensibility were these:

And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you’re going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don’t know them, and even if you don’t agree with them.

All of us driven by a simple belief that the world as it is just won’t do—that we have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be.

These sound like words lifted from my own journal. They’ve got my attention, and I’m listening.