We just got back from an Obama rally tonight! It was a pain and a half going downtown and we kept K up horribly past her bedtime (which made the force-10 meltdown over wanting a cup of water when she already had two strawcups of water in her bedroom pretty much inevitable) we decided that it might be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear a future president speak, and listening to Obama is well worth the trouble. Sadly, we couldn't see him because we didn't get there nearly early enough, but our position was probably more pleasant than being up close, since we weren't crowded and had grass to sit on. We went away duly inspired and with shiny Obama buttons and t-shirts.
Of course, we discovered this week that if we were still living in Lafayette, we could have gone to hear him speak there. What's the good of moving to a large city in a swing state if our previously completely neglected state is going to become a political hotbed?
As you may be able to surmise, we've been an Obama household for a while. I'd been leaning towards him for a long time, and it was cemented when Edwards dropped out of the race. What really converted me, I think, is reading about his ability to reach across the aisle and create consensus. And after 8 years of hearing the English language mangled beyond recognition, I'm more than ready to have a talented speaker in the White House again.