Sunday, November 09, 2008

One last thing to do before going...

An interesting coincidence this week that I found in reading two different obituaries.

First, for critic John Leonard:
Although gravely ill, Leonard did make sure to vote Tuesday, for Sen. Barack Obama, requiring a chair as he waited at his polling place on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

"That was very important to him," [Stepdaughter Jen] Nessel said.


And for photographer Cecil Stoughton:
To the end of his life, Mr. Stoughton remained ardently, though quietly, interested in politics. Before he died, his son Jamie said, he took advantage of Florida’s early-voting provision to cast a ballot for Barack Obama.


I'm not sure that it means anything. I just found it interesting.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Great Speech

Text here

This is our chance to answer that call. This is our moment. This is our time -- to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American Dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth -- that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope, and where we are met with cynicism, and doubt, and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people:

Yes We Can.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Barack Obama Wins

Barack Obama elected the 44th President of the United States.


Whew.