Braxston Banks, Our “Brother”
1 week ago
There will be setbacks and false starts. There are many who won’t agree with every decision or policy I make as President, and we know that government can’t solve every problem. But I will always be honest with you about the challenges we face. I will listen to you, especially when we disagree. And above all, I will ask you join in the work of remaking this nation the only way it’s been done in America for two-hundred and twenty-one years – block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand by calloused hand.Just today, an old college friend -- a self-described conservative -- asked me if I had played an official role in the Obama campaign. In a strict sense, I would have to answer in the negative. I did not organize, canvas, fundraise or perform any of the other activities generally considered official. Certainly, I took every opportunity to engage others in conversation about the importance of this election. But my efforts paled in comparison to the tirelessness of many that shared and fueled this campaign.