The 2008 Presidential Race
The eyes of the world fell upon America last night, as the presidential race came to a finally came to a halt. I was on the edge of my seat for most of the night, waiting impatiently to see who would emerge victorious and become the next president of the United States. When all the smoke from the campaign trial cleared, a winner was finally announced and his name, Senator Barack Obama. It was truly a defining and historic moment in America and I am absolutely exhilarated to have been a part of it.
In Chicago, tens of thousands of people packed into Grant Park, anxiously awaiting president-elect Barack Obama to take the stage and deliver his victory speech. I sat on my couch and watched the entire event with a great intensity. Thousands of American flags waved passionately in the Chicago wind, as Senator Obama took to the podium and gave one of the most inspiring and enthusiastic speeches I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching. As the camera panned through the crowd, I watched the face of every citizen, who seemed to be overwhelmed with joy and the hope of change for America. I must have been instantly transported there, because I surely got caught up in the emotion of the crowd in Chicago.
As I sit here and write this, I can’t help but to think about how fortunate we are to live in a country where the best and brightest in a person can be brought out, no matter race, religion or political affiliation. Last night the Republicans didn’t win, nor did the Democrats, last night America and the American people won. Today is a great day in American history and a great day to be an American.