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.

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3 Responses to “Full Circle: Student Gets a Glimpse of Obama’s Motorcade”

  1. john on January 22nd, 2009 12:00 am

    aren’t reporters supposed to be unbiased?

  2. Susie on January 22nd, 2009 1:07 pm

    I thought you might be interested to learn the definition of a blog:
    Main Entry: blog (n)
    Definition: an online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page; also called Weblog, Web log
    Example: Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author.

    Now if you would like to read stories from SMU reporters in the field about the inauguration you can go to smudailycampus.com.

    See the difference?

  3. Laura on January 22nd, 2009 8:14 pm

    To the comment before this one:
    It is an inaugural BLOG. They are supposed to be opinionated.