Saturday, April 21, 2012

O is For Obama

That feeling: watching Chicago on TV that night. That night when earlier than expected, the deal was sealed. We WOULD have the first African American Black President in the history of the United States of America.

Oprah in the crowd, the look on her face, her tears. 
Remembering she had been drawing eyes and ears to this young Senator from Illinois, for years.
Obama and Michelle, Joe and Jill walking with hands together and held high onto the stage.

The permeating feeling of disbelief. Not only did we do it, but the word came down much earlier in the evening than ever expected.

Barack Obama, scholar, professor, statesman, man of character. Proud to call you Mr. President.

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