In the run-up to Saturday’s 50th anniversary commemoration of Bloody Sunday, the Democratic Party and Democrat strategist Donna Brazile tweeted about not only preserving the right of “all eligible citizens to vote” but “expanding” it.

Introduced by Rep. John Lewis, President Obama addressed a cheering crowd in Selma, Ala. The president’s speech, praised widely by the media, avoided direct political references for the most part, with a few exceptions, including this one: Obama made specific mention of “new voter suppression laws” that had to be confronted.

So very close, indeed.

We know the feeling.