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yes we can.

today was one of the most important days in my collegiate life. We were gathered around our little television that stands on a fridge and we heard Obama speak about the youth rising up against the stereotype of apathy for our political culture and it just all came rushing out. Holding my friends' hands and hugging and crying with utter joy, that feeling of accomplishment in the face of difficulty. That's what it means to vote, that's what it means to be an adult.

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greeenlikejuly
Nov. 5th, 2008 07:55 am (UTC)
my freinds list is filling me with such joy right now.

i watched the broadcast from a tent on the lawn, sitting on a folding chair, with probably half my school and it was amazing. people were cheering and going nuts any time obama won a state and then we could not be controlled when they announced his win.

but the absolute best part, was when he said that thing about us not being apathetic. i really think it was our generation that won this election.
vanilla_alia
Nov. 5th, 2008 08:09 am (UTC)
so true! We really stepped up to the plate this year. It reminds me of that wonder years episode where Kevin and Winnie campaign for McGovern and in the midst of trying to spend more time with Winnie, Kevin realizes he truly cares. siiigh

but I love your happy experiences too! That's so awesome. There was a lot of screaming down the halls and from the windows and honking and happy making. It's a beautiful day :)
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