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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Two Things That Made Me Cry Today

Perhaps I'm a bit overly emotional being three months pregnant and all, but here are two things that made me at least choke up a bit today.

First, Joe Biden talking about Obama's "long emotional journey" home to say goodbye to his ailing Grandmother. (Of the two of us, I would've bet any money on Biden crying before I did). If anyone's ever had to do that bedside goodbye, you feel for the guy.



Then there was this story from Politico, about a 90-year-old woman voting for Barack Obama:
For me the most moving moment came when the family in front of me, comprising probably 4 generations of voters (including an 18 year old girl voting for her first time and a 90-something hunched-over grandmother), got their turn to vote. When the old woman left the voting booth she made it about halfway to the door before collapsing in a nearby chair, where she began weeping uncontrollably. When we rushed over to help we realized that she wasn't in trouble at all but she had not truly believed, until she left the booth, that she would ever live long enough to cast a vote for an African-American for president.
Maybe it was mostly hormones, but I thought both were moving stories.

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