Every now and then there is a speech or a song that moves me to the core.
Besides numerous experiences during my youth, the first surprising memorable experience was Whitney Houston’s rendition of the National Anthem during the “Desert Storm”. She had never sang it like that before, nor did she again, but the Country was ready to hear it.
The second one was a documentary about Marian Anderson, about when she sang at the Lincoln Memorial. Such grace could only have come from deep conviction.
The third amazing performance came from Sarah Palin at the 2008 Republican convention. I had heard about her 80% approval rating in Alaska, how she had won and promptly put a bunch of corrupt politicians in jail, how she stood up to the oil companies, which no one had been able to do in over 30 years, how she negotiated the gas pipeline proposal that had been in limbo for 30 years, how she put the corporate jet on E-bay (the sale finally went thru a broker), put thru a major ethics reform, and that she was a Christian that walked the walk.
I heard the speech, and was still blown away. Such biting humor and delivery!
The fourth one from Dr. Benjamin Carson at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. last Thursday
See for yourself:
What was President Barack Obama’s response after the remarks?
“I do worry sometimes that as soon as we leave the prayer breakfast, everything we’ve been talking about the whole time at the prayer breakfast seems to be forgotten – on the same day as the prayer breakfast. You’d like to think that the shelf life wasn’t so short. I go back to the Oval Office, and I start watching the cable news networks, and it’s like we didn’t pray,” Obama said.
This is our President. Any speech that doesn’t idolize him and his ideology goes in one ear and out the other.
After this speech he planned to go back to the Oval office and…… watch television??
That explains a lot.