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As the Words Come to An End

There's nothing left to say in Charlotte. Friday morning I am -- we all are -- speechless. And by speechless I mean that nobody is going to make any more speeches for us. Llike everybody here, I feel fired up, for sure fired up, but temporarily exhausted. This will pass. People who know me will laugh, but really, everybody here really needs to get sleep this weekend. We cannot let ourselves grow weary. (I heard this in a speech last night, and it's true.)

As the energizing, inspiring words of this week begin to percolate in all of us, as we all begin to figure out which ones will motivate us personally to do what we can do to re-elect Barack Obama, what part we have to play, I'm thinking that the best collection of words I heard these three days may have been uttered last night.

Piivoting into the two months before the election on November 6, I am going to remember these lines spoken by actress Kerry Washington, the African American granddaughter of Ellis Island immigrants:

"Look, I get it. Whether it's school, work, family, we've all got a lot on our minds. People say to me, 'I'm just too busy to think about politics.' But here's the thing: You may not be thinking about politics, but politics is thinking about you."

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