Defining Hope, Obama Style

This appeared yesterday on Barack Obama’s tumblr.


I wouldn’t think this would appear in any definition of hope. It would, however, be one of the more common ways to define faith, as in: “I have faith that the outcome I hope for will come to pass, even though it appears unlikely at the moment.” In the sense that the Obama campaign uses the word, which is that hope is the embodiment of a better tomorrow through Barack Obama and the ideals it represents, I suppose it works well, and as a quote from a speech of which I am not aware (which is what the tumblr post it comes from seems to imply it is) it is quite good.

Of course being a juvenile at heart I can’t get past the phallic connotations.

Via h/t MAS