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My Take: The Olympics

As a nation, it sometimes seems there are more things to divide us than unite us. Those differences become even more highlighted during an election year. It's unfortunate that one of the most celebrated aspects of American life—our ability to freely choose our own leaders—often leads to such vitriol and negativity. There's a lot of wisdom behind the saying that if you ever want to lose a friend, bring up politics. But now we have an opportunity to come together and root for the same team. The 2012 Summer Olympics get underway in London on July 27th, right here on WAFF48. We hope that family and friends—whether they be Republican or Democrat, or supporters of Auburn or Alabama—will come together to cheer for Team USA. But more than that, we hope that the unifying spirit of the games will carry on long after the torch in London is extinguished and temper the tone of this year's elections. Yes, we will still have our differences, but as Gerald Lee Stanley wrote, "America is a tune. It must be sung together." I'm Vanessa Oubre and that's my take. What's yours?

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