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  •  The whole experience...from 2004... (4+ / 0-)
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    Terri, Pandoras Box, vernonbc, AtomikNY

    ...hearing his voice from another room as the news ran a replay of part of his Keynote Address...doing a mental double-take when they said his name (hadn't heard of him before); to this singular moment that for me came so quietly, almost anti-climatic.  I was on the couch, my mind wandered, then CNN put it on the screen but no one yet was talking about it: "BARACK OBAMA ELECTED PRESIDENT."  I smiled.  Then I went into the bedroom, woke up my wife.  "He won," I said...she got up and we watched the rest together.  I cried.  

    "I, Barack Obama, do solemnly swear..."

    by wewhodream on Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 05:19:42 PM PST

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