Tuesday, November 04, 2008
I'll probably have more thoughts on Obama's victory tomorrow, but right now I'm just in awe that my five-month old son was awake and watching the TV (though obviously unaware of what was going on) when this nation, founded on ideals of equality yet also on the reality of slavery and exclusion, elected its first African-American President. This is history in the making, and he was here for it.
posted by Mike Clawson at 10:17 PM | Permalink |


At 11/05/2008 12:10:00 AM, Blogger john chandler

had a similar thought watching my son crawl on the floor shortly after turning on the election coverage. beautiful.


At 11/05/2008 08:05:00 AM, Blogger M James

Right as we walked in the door last night they called Ohio for Obama.

Jen and I just looked at each other and agreed it was over at that moment.


At 11/05/2008 08:12:00 AM, Blogger gerbmom

Obviously all my kids are big....but to share this with them? Awesome!
Carissa was beside herself..... :)


At 11/05/2008 10:35:00 PM, Blogger Redlefty

What a night -- I was glued to the TV until way too late!


At 11/13/2008 07:14:00 AM, Blogger journeyingrick

it made leslie and me so so so happy to be sitting in our living room with our 17 year old daughter between us, watching this amazing moment in history together.


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