I’m pausing tonight to write a few words about the current campaign. I find it interesting to think about tonight’s events in these terms – when my parents were born, it was illegal for African-Americans to vote in many Southern states. Tonight, I’m watching election returns come in that give Barack Obama (a name Spell-Check doesn’t recognize!) the delegates needed to become the Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. Politics aside, it’s a wonderful night – proof, that though we still struggle, it seems the better angels of our nature are continuing their advance.
A couple of months ago, Sen. Obama came to Plainfield; I sat front and center, second row. So, permit me now this moment of quasi-sentimentalism. Here are some pictures of the event.