Full Circle: Student Gets a Glimpse of Obama’s Motorcade
January 21, 2009
Posted by Elisabeth Brubaker, 7:18 a.m. CST
We have passed a monumental moment in history. Twenty hours ago we elected our first African-American president. It’s a great feeling to know that as much as there were troubles yesterday, I was in D.C. to witness history.
I apologize to our readers if you were looking forward to getting a closer look at the actual swearing in and if we disappointed you. I am so grateful for the students that were able to attend and share a piece of history with you yesterday.
The journey has truly come full circle for me. I worked at the Democratic National Convention in Denver last summer, where I watched the first African-American accept the nomination to run as the Democratic presidential candidate. And yesterday, I was here in D.C. to watch Obama be sworn in as the 44th president. While I wasn’t on the mall, I was fortunate enough to see him and his motorcade race down 14th Street last night in between inaugural balls.
I stood in the Lincoln Memorial late last night, reading Lincoln’s inaugural addresses and reminiscing on the many months I have spent devoting hours each day to politics and more specifically, to following this campaign.
I hope your journey is one to add to the history books.