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.