Historical Moment


Wow... I think I'm still in shock... I'm afraid that this is all a marvelous dream and that when I wake up McCain will be President...

Illinois Senator Barack Obama will become the 44th President of the United States!!!

And I got to vote for the first time in a presidential election!!! (I've been waiting a long time for this!!)

On November 4th, I woke up, went to my one psych class, had lunch, then got on the EL to go home and VOTE... I made it home and voted. I had some dinner at home watched some election stuff, helped my sister install Microsoft office.
Before I began to get ready to get back to campus... I saw that Obama won Ohio... when I saw that I had a really strong feeling he would win.

My Mom took me to the CTA pink line stop and I began my trek back to NU. I made it to State and Lake St. and stood for a few minutes in front of the ABC studios and at that moment Obama had about 207 electoral votes. There were at least 2 Chicago cops on every street corner downtown... I kind of wanted to stay in Chicago but knew I couldn't get close at all, besides I have an early start on Wednesdays. I got on the Red Line and lost service on my cell phone in the subway, that's when I lost contact with the outside world... After I got service again, I called home and my sister yelled into the phone, "Obama Won!!! They just said it, at 10 o'clock!!"

I couldn't believe it!! I was so excited and nervous that he would give an awesome speech before I made to campus and a TV!! I was on the phone with my sister and she was telling me what was going on. I made it to campus 3 minutes before Obama gave is victory speech. I watched it with some of the people in my dorm. To be honest chills ran up my spine and it was definitely an emotional moment for some of my friends.

I feel really optimistic about the future, can't wait to see what happens next.

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