by Joe Shea
American Reporter Correspondent
January 21, 2008
FOR DR. KING, THE BEST TRIBUTE IS A VOTE FOR OBAMA
BRADENTON, Fla., Jan. 21, 2008 -- Can there be a better, more fitting tribute to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., than a vote cast for Sen. Barack Obama as the next President of the United States?
The answer is no.
The assassinated civil rights leader who inspired and uplifted an earlier generation of Americans would undoubtedly be humbled, awed and immensely proud could he witness the crowning achievement of his life's work: the viability of a presidential candidate who is proudly African-American, yet subsumes that ethnic distinction for a greater one, the desire to serve all the American people as an ordinary citizen whose race and faith are secondary to his mission of healing America.
Barack Obama is the fulfillment of Dr. King's dream so powerfully stated in his 1963 speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.