Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Obama will clinch tonight!

I'll be at the primary party with Jon downtown (Sully's on 7th and Race for those who are local and want to join the celebration). It's almost hard to take in - Obama has defeated a Clinton in a primary race when he began as a virtual unknown. He's overcome his youth, his "supposed" inexperience, his ties to a controversial pastor and church, and the unrelenting parsing of his speeches and comments. Through it all, the momentum he built early on combined with the astounding organization of his local teams which created one of the most mobilized ground forces of volunteers and donors in the history of American politics has led to this moment: our first black presidential nominee for a major political party.

Celebrate tonight. Get to work tomorrow. (I'm now one of several "Faith Community Outreach Captains" which basically means I'll sit in the narthex of my church each week registering unregistered voters. Glam job! Be jealous.)

5 comments:

Ed G. said...

unbelievable!

Bilbo said...

Congratulations to Obama and all the Mama's for Obama...

Bilbo said...

I about cried when Obama walked out on the stage tonight with U-2's, It's a Beautiful Day blasting in the background. It truly was, a Beautiful Day....

Colleen said...

Thinkin' about you. I know you must have been totally psyched tonight. : )

Yours Truly said...

I know you enjoyed your evening!!
Onward!

Susan