My friend over at landonville pointed me to zefrank’s delightful photoproject: from 52 to 48 with love. Its a moving collection of pledges to civic unity after the 2008 presidential election, written from the vantage point of either Obama supporters (the 52 percent) or the McCain supporters (the 48), directed to the other.
Here’s some examples:
While my first impulse was that “I totally agree with this, but its a far cry from what I’ve felt from the victors when I’ve been on the losing end, and they’ve not been that charitable to me,” I think that a better response is to embrace the idea without that cynicism. I mean, isn’t this better than a discussion about what is “real America” and who “loves America”?
Check it out! Its worth a few minutes of your time, and might make you feel better about our nation and your neighbor in the process…