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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

We did it! My generation elected it's John F. Kennedy. We've finally closed the door on the past and bought our tickets for the future. And we did it our way. We did it $25 at a time. We did it by knocking on doors and making phone calls. Did you see the coverage of long lines of voters? Look at the faces in the lines. Young, black, latino...the faces that previous candidates wrote off because they don't vote, they can't be bothered to show up at the polls. And they certainly won't wait in line for four hours. Except for we did. We skipped class and took off work, we rode the bus and brought our kids, and we showed that we matter. Yes, we can. And yes, we did.

Posted by oballard at 7:11 AM  
6 comments
Melissa said...

Happy happy joy joy happy joy joy!

November 5, 2008 at 7:59 AM  
stef said...

amen sistah!!! i didn't even notice it was 6am when obama gave his acceptance speech, i was so excited.

here's to change!

November 5, 2008 at 9:35 AM  
voreblog said...

Woohoo! Let's also give a shout-out to voters who took their children to the polls and pacified them with goldfish crackers in the name of doing their civic duty.

November 5, 2008 at 11:21 AM  

Seeing the crowds of young voters -heck, when I saw everyone - all with different stories to tell, all coming from different backgrounds for one purpose, I swear to you, that felt as amazing to me as finally seeing the man we worked to elect walk out on stage with his family and take his rightful place in our nation's history. What an amazing day!

November 5, 2008 at 12:07 PM  
Mark Hoobler said...

What a beautiful day for Ohio and the country!

November 5, 2008 at 1:42 PM  

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