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Obama Rally

October 31, 2008

Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama came to MO last night and spoke on the MU campus, right in the heart of my old stomping grounds.  Over 40,000 people attended, most after having waited in line for hours.  I got in line around 6:45 and the line was already close to 1.5 miles long, 5 – 10 people wide.  I finally made it into the venue around 9:10, only 10 minutes before he started to speak.

The atmosphere was electric – the energy was just amazing!  I was too far back to see the stage, but did watch the whole thing from a great screen (if I stood on my tiptoes, I could see the stage, but just barely.)  I could gush on and on about what he said and how he said it, but many of you saw it on CNN or watched it online or have heard about it or don’t care, so I won’t go there, but I do want to say that it will forever be etched in my memory. I will never forget and am so glad that I was there.  It’s history in the making, regardless of who wins, and I am thrilled to have been a part of it.