Obama Acceptance Speech

This is my attempt at live blogging.

I’m in the Daily Nebraskan news room, adn we’re all crowded around one of the tvs, watching Obama’s acceptance speech.

“I accept the nomination to your president of the united states!” (close enough)

we all started cheering – this was like 5 seconds ago… “and to the next vice president of the united states, I thank you!”

what a cool moment to be alive, to be watching tv. And for Ellie – my roommate – TO BE THERE! she and her family got tickets to this speech, and i have goosebumps watchin git on tv, so ic an’t even imagine what it’s like to be there, watching history.

“and ot the next First Lady, I thank you.”

“OH my gosh this is SO cute” = a guy int he news room. it really is. Michelle, his kids… they’re playing up the cheesy family card hardcore and they’re rocking it. “Theyr’e getting votes right now,” katie just said – our associate editor here at the paper.

“four years ago i stood before you and told my story – the brief union between a kenyan man and an american woman – their son could achieve whatever he put his mind to. it is that promise that has always set this country apart. through hard work and sacrifice each of us can pursue our dremas but still come together as an american family….. thats why i stand here tonight. because for 232 years, at each moment when that promise was in jeopardy… (people) found the courage to keep it alive. we meet at one of those defining moments…the american promise has been threatened once more. …. and the failed promises of George W. bush.” heck yes. i missed that part in the middle, but it was truth.

“we are a better country than this. this country is more decent…” AH!! he just made an anti-globalization statement – HECK yes, Obama.

this is just, i have to say it agian, such a cool moment in time. to watch him accept this nomination, to become the first black american to take this step, to start leading this country. this presidency, this elecetion, is going to change history.

“this moment is our chance to keep in the 21st century, the american promise alive. we are here because we love this country too much to let the next four years look like the last 8. on nov 4 we must stand up and say, ‘8 is enough!'” (changing in the background – 8 is enough! 8 is enough!… as we were talking about needing t-shirts right now with that slogan).

obama has refused to put out attack ads on mccain. he’s actulaly getting shit for it – his critics are saying it’s hurting his campaign… that he’s not tough enough, not a political shark enough, but i have more respecet for him because of it. it says somethign about the character and integrity of a person when they outright refuse to join in that kind of campaigning.

“the truth is, on issue after issue that would mkae a difference in your lives – on health care, education and the economy – senator mccain has been anything but independent.” thats about as close as he gets. it’s not attacking his character, his family or anything personal – it’s taking issue with his politics. and that’s the point of a campaign – to challenge each others politics.

i’m so excited to be living this.

And I’m so jealous that ellie is there! she texted me saying Oprah is sitting right behind her.

I asked her if she could check and see if Oprah would cosign a loan for me.

“8 is enough!” Amen, mister presidential nominee.

“it’s time for us to change america, and that’s why i’m running for president of the united states!”

heck yes. 8 is enough. i’m ready for 8 of positive change.

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