"I have a confession to make. I'm still on a bit of roller-coaster after hearing those words in Washington, DC..
You see, there's the highs of when he talked about Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall --- and, I thought, "Yes, absolutely. References to the fights for equality, the fighte for justice by women and by African-Americans, the fight for gay rights.
But before that, I spent the first several minutes on a low. And after that passage, I fell into a valley of anti-climax.
Because Obama started with what makes "us" different, what makes "us" American, what makes "us" special?
And I thought, "That's all well and good if you're one of the 'us' who is American. But what about the 'us' in the rest of the world?".