Daer Christopher Fountain:
Did you watch the State of the Union Address last night, and were you repulsed by the President's demeanor and divisiveness? Leadership was not on display.
As an immigrant who loves America, I think of our country as the representation of a united world, yet last night we witnessed overt divisiveness, instead of the unity required of any leader.
But what joy and hope was restored by U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy, III in his response. He called out the current Administration's political bullying as we fight to maintain our country's reputation as the beacon of hope in this troubled world.
I have met Joe (and yes, he always says, "Call me Joe.") [Aww, ain't that nice of him? So humble, young Joe, a man of no acomplishments] and he reminded me so much of the leadership displayed by his great-uncle, President John F. Kennedy, and by his grandfather, Sen. Robert Kennedy, that inspired our nation and the world fifty years ago.
Please join me in my effort to stand for unity and progress. I am inspired by a new, young Kennedy and I am hopeful that together we will move our country forward again.
All my best,