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Here’s what was on my radar this historic morning:

- Large masses of people, all working together to keep things safe.
- Tears streaming down the face of an elderly black woman.
- Cheers, laughter and yells.
- Booing Bush one last time.
- Wishing I was a foot taller.
- Thinking about Presdient Obama, and his family.
- Thinking about Vice-President Biden, and his family.
- Thinking about the living presidents on stage.
- 2.5 million people. And how lucky I was to be one of them.
- How the whole world was watching that Capital.
- 1776.
- The forefathers.
- Civil Rights leaders.
- Civil Right martyrs.
- Simple, courageous acts of civil disobedience.
- My mom and dad and sisters back home in Michigan.
- How relieved I was to have Bush off the job.
- The pomp.
- The history.
- The honor.
- Patrolling jets, and the spider web of security watching the Capital.
- Tired feet.
- Inspired hearts.
- The power, and possibility.
- Muhammad Ali, and where he was sitting up on that stage.
- Absolutely no mention of Senator McCain. Or Palin. Of Republicans.
- How good I feel about all of this.
- Just how the rest of the world feels about us, and where we could go.
- Cell phones, and networks pushed to the limit.
- Honest Abe Lincoln, and his continued reach through the ages.
- The technology in the Presidential Limo “USA1”.
- How cool Obama is, and how cool that is for the rest of us.
- Michele and her grace.
- The littlest Obama girl Sasha, and that big smile.
- What it would have like to meet Obama, years back.
- Joe Biden’s facelift.
- Cheney’s snarl, and how he can fuck right off back to Wyoming.
- Obama’s smile, and how he how welcomed he is into it all.
- Little kids on shoulders, and how they’d remember this day.
- What a great country this is…
- …and with some work, how much better it could be.

Here’s my take on this one: DDC vs. DC, Day 06

There Are 4 Comments

I’m kicking myself for not going now. Money and health were to tight but I shouldn’t have used that as an excuse. Though watching it with my parents including a father I never expected to vote for a black man was great.

The tears got me on election night. It got a little dusty in the room when this guy broke down.

Posted by: twoeightnine on 01/20/09 at 10:18 PM

Atta boy, that’s two finger I’ve seen in your trip! The last one takes the cake…thanks again for covering this you big ole lovable piece of shit! Grenade should use that shot for an ad… nice product placement. Travel safely home. See you in Sin City next week!

Posted by: styk on 01/21/09 at 12:21 AM

Well done, sir. That sums it up beautifully.

Posted by: Wayne on 01/21/09 at 4:07 AM

That’s what I’d refer to as hook, line and sinker. If only his “voting record” and “cabinet appointments” were as inspiring as his smile, personal charisma and speeches full of platitudes. He’s doing a few good things to start (closing Gitmo is a no-brainer and politically safe), but time will tell if he’ll be another Abe Lincoln or another Bill Clinton. Everything I’ve seen/read points to the latter.

Posted by: PJ Chmiel on 01/22/09 at 8:27 AM
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