One last thought on today’s action–at least for today.
As I stated, I was at the press conference held by FIEL in SW Houston. There was a lot of energy in the room and a lot of excitement. And for some in the room, there was a sense of relief. It was a good feeling all around. But it got better.
Many in the room had a feeling there would be push-back to the policy change. That’s what politics is all about. But when the blogger from the Daily Whatever interrupted the President, the reaction from the crowd, well, I think a lot of us were offended. I don’t care who the President is, you just don’t interrupt him.
So, when President Obama decided to take on the blogger, I think the best feeling in the world for many of us in the room was when President Obama stated strongly that he would not argue with him and that what he did was the right thing to do. Well, here’s the highlight.
And this is what I’ve been talking about lately, about the Latino community seeking leaders who effectively defend policies that benefit Latinos and everyone else. That kind of fighting spirit has not been evident from the President since the promise was made during the ’08 campaign. Now, I’m hoping it becomes a regular thing for President Obama to defend and fight back. That’s the kind of thing that wakes people up.