21 Months Ago

November 4, 2008

in Politics

21 months ago I did something I never ever thought I’d do: I signed up to help out on an election campaign (you can play Where’s Liz in that pic, I am somewhere in the crowd, haha).

It was early. Obama had just announced he was going for the gold. People were apprehensive about the idea of a Black man actually running and winning. I know some of my friends were really skeptical, telling me they weren’t convinced, yadda yadda. I didn’t fight it back then. I admit, I was apprehensive too, but for whatever reason I believed he could do it.

I am in Chicago right now with lots of friends and lots of people. I am going to the rally. The city is electric with enthusiasm. People are either going to rally or riot, true story. I just got back from a tour of Obama HQ in downtown Chicago and it was all I ever dreamed it would be. Only with less people around. Everyone was pretty calm, tho I was impressed with the energy of the New Media team (and yes I am jealous of them too–dope gig!).

Hopefully tonight my blind faith and enthusiasm that began 21 months ago will come to fruition.

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Roy November 5, 2008 at 7:41 AM

I think I found you. Is that you with the yellow shirt on, near the front on the left side.

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Kedra November 8, 2008 at 8:57 AM

Hi luv! I’m writing a paper on the campaign, and I’d love to talk to you about the tour. I’ll give you a call soon! :) The more research I do the more I fall in love with the Obama campaign and the man himself. GObama!!!

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Lisa @ Serah's November 16, 2008 at 1:19 PM

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