Remembering November 4, 2008

I had to work that magical election night at my post which was at a downtown Louisville high rise apartment building.  I will never forget the spectacle of people dancing in the lobby of that building with tears in theirs and my eyes the moment Sen. Barack Obama passed the 270 electoral vote mark and we witnessed the historic election of an African American as the 44th president of the United States.

Thinking about that night still makes me cry and it’s three years later.

But deep down we knew that this election, as improbable as we believed it was and thought would never see happen in our lifetimes, would be easy compared to the upcoming 2012 one.

This time the Forces of Intolerance, the conservafool movement, the Tea Klux Klan, wishy-washy progressive white voters and naked racism and bigotry are part of the forces deployed in opposition to President Obama getting a second term and this campaign will be much tougher for him to win.

But it will be so much sweeter if he does so on November 6, 2012

To remind you of what that night three years ago felt like, let’s climb into Moni’s wayback machine to the night of November 4, 2008 and remind you that Yes We Can do this again.

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