Nov 102008
 

Wednesday morning (the day after election day), I was awoken at about 6:00 AM by a “Wooooooooooooooo!” heard through the open window in my bedroom. My first thought was, “Wow. He must have just seen the results of the election.” As much as I hate being woken up early, I smiled and rolled over to go back to sleep. This person had just vocalized what I and most of the WORLD felt at around 10:00 PM Tuesday, November 4th.It took me a while to get sold on Barack Obama, mainly because my heart really lies with the Green Party. In 2000 I voted for Al Nadar as a write-in candidate. In 2004 I voted for Kerry, because after my disappointment in 2000, I felt like it was better to vote for the lesser of two evils. Someone had told me a vote for a third party was basically a vote for Bush, and I fell for it. This year when the primaries started, I began looking at the Green Party again. I still believe in their core values, but their candidates for President and Vice President looked weak, so I decided to put my money on Senator Hillary Clinton.We all know how that turned out. When Obama received the Democratic nomination, I was a little disappointed, but decided I better get behind him. I had to do some work to find out details on his platform, but what I read wasn’t half bad. At this point in my line of thinking, I hadn’t even registered the fact that he was black, and what a historic moment that would be if he was elected.History indeed was made. As Joey and I listened to Mr. Obama’s acceptance speech, I couldn’t help but cry. His words were so inspiring, and the promises he made were exactly what America needed to hear that night. At first, I was a little afraid people wouldn’t be able to look past the color of his skin to see what good ideals his campaign was founded on. Now that the hype has died down, I see that they can, and each day that passes leaves me more excited for Barack Obama’s inauguration.

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