In just over a week, I will be sitting in the comfort of my living room surrounded by friends — and watching as this country hopefully turns the page and starts the next chapter in its sometimes turbulent history. The events of the last few days sadden me — from the pitiful race-baiting attempt of Ashley Todd to today’s announcement that ATF had foiled a planned Obama assassination attempt to the acceptance of racist epithets being tossed about at Palin campaign rallies. On the eve of this country potentially electing the first non-Caucasian president in its more than two-century history, racism has reared its ugly head in a last minute attempt to instill fear into the undecided.
In tonight’s comment on Countdown, Keith Olberman made a special plea to the McCain campaign to repudiate this fear-mongering as unacceptable.
But I have little faith in this plea being answered. And for that reason, every time I refresh CNN, I hold my breath — scared that the headline will announce my personal nightmare where fear triumphs over hope.