April 23, 2008


I've been MIA for the last couple of days. On Monday, I helped welcome Sen. Barack Obama to the Peterson Events Center. When he first took the stage, I was so overwhelmed with emotion that I broke down in tears. Nothing can compare to the feeling you get when you are surrounded by thousands of people who believe in something just as much as you do. And when the crowd began to chant, "Yes We Can," you could tell that they meant it with all of their hearts. We know what's at stake in this election, everything.

From the minute the rally ended, I dedicated the next 24 hours to the April 22nd election day and the Get Out The Vote effort. I canvassed, made phone calls, worked the polls, passed out flyer's, and did everything I could, with the help of some amazing people, to help Barack win the state of Pennsylvania primary.

Sadly, CNN projected Hillary Clinton the winner within minutes after the polls closed. Yes, it had some people in tears, including me. But, our efforts were not in vain. Only a small margin separated the two in PA, and Barack is still well ahead in states won, pledged delegates, and the popular vote. His loss in PA will only make his win that much more triumphant!

Barack Obama's words sum it up beautifully:

"We know, the battle ahead will be long. But always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.

We have been told, we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics; they will only grow louder and more dissonant. We've been asked, to pause for a reality check. We've been, warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America there has never been anything false about hope.

We will remember that there is something happening in America. That we are not as divided as our politics suggests. That we are one people; we are one nation. And together, we will begin the next great chapter, in the American story with three words that will ring from coast to coast, from sea to shining sea - YES, WE, CAN!"

Update: Barack just received endorsements from 49 prominent supporters of John Edwards, which will play a key role in the upcoming North Carolina primary!

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