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Why I Baracked The Vote...

Today is an historical moment for the nation. I cannot say just for me or my family, although I will be celebrating with 4 generations tonight, I cannot begin to describe the series of emotions flowing through me.

I have always voted from the time I turned 18 to now...and I have to say that this is the most defining moment in my life! I watched as my my mother and father, both in their 70's vote...my mother with tears in her eyes and to be honest, my father got mistyeyed as well...it was amazing to see the number of African American's standing in line today...A LINE!!! I have never stood in a line to vote ever, and this morning I stood in line for an hour, which I know isn't long compared to some areas, but for our area here, which is traditionally a RED county although Maryland is a blue state, I was amazed and elated. My heart soared seeing these people standing in line...neighbors talking, and strangers embracing one another all of us with this look of hope and a burning need to see change.

Not only change, but you can see the pride in people's faces at having Barack Obama potentially on the cusp of becoming the FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. This happiness is marred by the sadness of the passing of his granmother who unfortunately did live long enough to see, although she cast her vote for her grandson via absentee ballot...she isn't here in body, but her spirit I am sure is surrounding him. As I heard one person say, "she went to talk to God to make sure her grandson won...", which I thought was amazing.

As I said, I cannot begin to describe the myriad of emotions running through me at this time, but I can say, Obama's steadiness, his critical thinking at time of crisis and peril, his thought provoking words has inspired me unlike anyone else.

Now I know some folks are voting for him because he is black and I can understand that...but Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton were black and I damn sure didn't vote for them...because of two things, 1. They weren't qualified and 2. I didn't believe in them. See I believe in Barack Hussein Obama...I believe he is going to unite the States and I think he is going to make the USA the world leader that it used to be...if you travel out of the country you will note that most European's have a disdain for American's and I think if he win's that disdain will change, because it could possibly show that America is changing if they are forward thinking enough to vote an African American as POTUS.

I Baracked The Vote, because I believe in Barack Obama...why did you vote...?

SassyScribe

P.S. If you didn't vote, please skip this post...

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