Impressed by humility

I'm not gonna get all politic on you, but for a moment, I'm gonna tell you who I'm voting for in November.

This man.

Love the suit.

Why, you ask? I like good rhetoric and don't think that's something that should ever be pointed to as a failing. I've always found that people who say smart things are, (now, hold on to your hat here) smart. I'm all for someone smart leading our country.

But, I'll admit that I've even wavered in the past couple of weeks. I started to question whether the fella you're looking at frolicking in his swimming suit has all the answers. And then I read the transcript of his speech on race that he gave yesterday. It was this statement that struck me harder than any of the great points he elucidated on in his historic speech:

"Contrary to the claims of some of my critics, black and white, I have never been so naïve as to believe that we can get beyond our racial divisions in a single election cycle, or with a single candidacy – particularly a candidacy as imperfect as my own."

I'm floored. A politician who actually embraces the reality that he is imperfect? Someone who follows a destiny to serve his fellow man all while celebrating his own humility?

We may not know how exactly the man I believe should lead the nation beginning next year will deal with health care coverage for all Americans or foreign policy reforms, but I know one thing. I want Barack Obama to lead our nation because I believe he will help guide us to a place of compromise and civility that is sorely lacking in our current culture.

Barack Obama is imperfect. And for me, that was the perfect thing to hear.