The way Barack Obama articulates his dream for a better America, an America for our children and for our future, is so passionate it's hard not to get excited while reading his words. What is the Audacity of Hope? Well, for one they are the words that ignited the fire in Americans, the beginning of the Change We Can Believe In. But really, it's the hope that together, Americans will unite for the greater good. That despite what went wrong in America in generations past, we will move forward together to claim a better future. A future where we all have a say; a future where there is no strife because of race or religion or money.
From his childhood in Hawaii to the Chicago suburbs, Obama carried his family and his heritage with him, through his education - Columbia University - to his first meeting with now-wife Michelle, to the birth of his daughters, Malia and Sasha, to his campaign for Senate and now, on the road to the White House. His views are liberal, of course, but he is no extremist; his policies are logical and practical. He has amazing knowledge of the United States Constitution and genuine character, which make him all the more likable.
His decisions about policy and his humble beginnings have certainly attracted followers, but beyond that, it's his passion. His passion for politics and his ability to empathize with the American people - characteristics sersiously lacking in politics today - are apparent. And his statement at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 - The Audacity of Hope - was the hope that many Americans have been waiting for.