Proposed theme song for devoted Obama supporters
The legions of Obama's most fervent supporters need a theme song. Something that echoes their belief that Obama is the chosen one, and reflects the glorious future his election will potentiate (after all, by his own reckoning, just electing him will cause the oceans to slow their rise and the earth to begin to heal). I nominate Stephen Stills' ode to hope, "Carry On". Some of the lyrics are quite apropos:
...The sky is clearing and the night has gone out. The sun, he come, the world is all full of light [.... ] Now witness the quickness with which we get along. Carry on. Love is coming. Love is coming to us all....Stills' lyrics also hold something for those somewhat skeptical of Obama's intentions and abilities:
Where are you going now my love? Where will you be tomorrow? Will you bring me happiness? Will you bring me sorrow?....A fuller tribute to the avatar of hope and change is doubtless being penned by one of his acolytes. Perhaps it will be used at his swearing-in ceremony. Or we could use it to replace our national anthem in all 57 states after 8-10 years of benign Obama rule.