Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Today was important......a day I will never forget!
Today we drove to Indianapolis to see Barack Obama. It's not everyday you get this type of opportunity. When we arrived at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, we saw police directing traffic and very long lines. Overnight rains left the air cool and damp on this fall morning. A far cry different from the sweltering heat we encounter when we go to the State Fair in August. We quickly moved through the screening checkpoint and physical search of my purse and Jons camera. Everything was well organized and lots of cheerful volunteers moved us through quickly. Lines wrapped around the building and within 45 minutes we were seated in the grandstands along with thousands of other friendly Obama-fans!
To watch the secret service, swat teams, media and police take position was an orchestra of the most serious kind. First the ABC World News Tonight bus rolled onto the fairgrounds and the crowd ignited. The big guys were there!
About 20 minutes later, our (hopefully) future President arrived!!
When the crowd (estimated to be in excess of 21,000) caught sight of the motorcade, cheers and chants rose to greet him.
It was human thunder!!
We were part of something very big!
Big for a red state that would certainly never give up this kind of passion for McCain!
Big for a cold wet Wednesday!
Big with people demanding change!
After 8 long, horrible years there was light at the end of the tunnel!!
As Obama took the stage, the dark clouds that had drifted through the morning began to lift.
I know this sounds weird, but the sun was breaking through and it's timing could not have been better!
★Change was on the way!!!★
I sat mesmerized by a calm steady voice that resonated a message I needed to hear first hand.
A message of hope, resolve and determination.
A message of change!
I got it!
So did the other 21,000 people who came alive there today!
This country needs the insight, intellect, passion, problem solving,
humanity and vision of Barack Obama!
To be in the presence of such a masterful orator
with such a powerful message,
an intellect that can solve problems,
a deep compassion for others,
a resolve of hope not fear,
an eloquence not often seen in a candidate-
and sense the energy he exuded was incredible!
It was overwhelming!
It was Obama-rific!
It brought me to tears.
Tears of hope that change can really happen.
It brought to the surface deep emotions.
I knew I was in the presence of a rare and energizing human being!!!
He is our last best chance.
This is the most important election of our lifetime!
★"Our destiny is not written for us, but by us"★
Vote with your heart!
It is not only your right, but your responsibility!