Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It's Electric!

We the people of the United States of America have a newly elected president, Barack Obama!

I was in the thick of the crowd! I was in the thick of history! After grabbing some Subway, my son and I stood in line at 2:30 pm with a few hundred people. We made new friends and saw a few Columbia faces. As we moved at cattle speed through each obstacle of security (every couple of hours) it was unbelievavble to watch the crowd expand. About 6:30 pm we finally made it to "the" area where we were to hear the fate of America - What a feeling! The crowd overall was civil, excited but most af all hopeful. The jumbotrons displayed CNN coverage. EVERY time Senator John McCain was mentioned the crowd would boo! "Hilarious!" Any mention of President Barak Obama (Yes it's true!) the crowd went wild!

It's two days later and the excitement is surreal. This morning I was congratulated four times on having a new president. This moment in history means so many things to so many people. You can feel it - It's electric!!