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From Cleolinda's livejournal. A really beautiful and perfect post about last night and the coming uphill battle for all of us.

The 1960s are over-- finally.

136.6 million Americans. This country hasn't seen an outpouring of votes like that since 1908. One hundred years people!

I still don't believe it.

Oh, and Dave, sorry I woke you so early! :)

Yes we did!

Nov. 5th, 2008 03:51 am
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I cannot believe it.

I am so happy.

I still can't believe that Barack Obama won.

I was just submerged in a filled-to-capacity Times Square on my way home from work, and it was just kind of... a little... magical? How corny is that I can't even describe because it's 5 AM because I still CANNOT BELIEVE THIS HAS HAPPENED.
The candidate of my choice won? Are you kidding me?! CNN isn't exacting some elaborate joke on us all?

Let me just say; growing up in NYC, crowds are something you never actually get used to because there is never a point when you are not in one.
But there was something wholly and unnaturally different about tonight. Unlike the usual masses that clusterfuck Times/Union/Washington Square and the like, where there is nothing but whines of "Get out my way, I can't see! Ugghhh!" and elbows and cans thrown around at random, and just general hostility and competition, tonight was nothing but getting high-fives from perfect strangers, getting hugged and screaming at the top of your lungs such unknown hymns as "U-S-A!" and "Yes-we-can!", and watching people cry with joy and finding yourself one of those misty-eyed fools, face uplifted to a half-dozen gigantic screens depicting this nice-looking black dude whose name you first heard 2 1/2 years ago and thought, "Yeah right..."

There was a giant cardboard cutout of Obama that was passed through the crowds until it was delivered to a group who were standing atop a giant truck. One member of said group then took the cardboard president elect and ran up the side of one of those rigs used to fix cable wires about 30 feet in the air, and planted the Obamaboard on top. People went nuts. And that dumbass NYU Floridian crazy kid had some balls.
I went loco on some poor unsuspecting Korean reporters who were filming the festivites, so don't be surprised if you see some crazy-eyed blonde girl in a red hat waving around a copy of the Post (featuring everyone's shiny new favorite president) in the news somewhere.
I also made my co-worker eat a portion of my hair when I jumped on him upon seeing Obama suddenly receive 294 electoral votes and hearing the neighborhood erupt into screams and fireworks.

Oh, what a night.

January 2012



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