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Exactly 4 years ago, I sat at my computer...
confused... hopeful....  even in a different city.

My hopes and dreams for my equality and our country's future are tied up in President Obama this time... not Senator Obama.

I'm so excited to see the results of all of our work...  

NH... please help us bring our President back to finish what we started.  

Update:
Last year, the vote at this point was 32-16.     2 to 1.
Senator Obama crushed Senator McCain.

This time its 28-14.   2 to 1.
deja vu?

My diary 4 years ago still expresses my hopes for our great country.
At 55 now, I hope my deepest dreams for my equality in this great country will be realized.  Mr. President.... rock the world...

Bring it people...  GOTV.

November 5, 2008
Tears Streaming dowm my face at the first results of the NH primaries.  Alone, crying, excited, worried, you name it...

At 51, these emotional events don't come very often and when they do, I'm trying to hide in my office and endure them in peace.
As I sit here, a 51 year old white male, letting tears stream down my face...

I am thankful that Toot lived long enough to see how amazing her grandson is...
That she got to see how many people want to take care of her grandson and have him succeed.  
I am amazed at how many Americans have hope where it didn't exist before.
How many of us sit on pins and needles, waiting for a result that most of us never dared to dream....
and thru all of this, we collectively accept the responsibility passed from Toot to the millions and millions of American's that will take care of this family... encourage them to achieve their best... insist that they be the best parents they can be... and take us all, red and blue, along for an amazing ride.  I am so overcome with hope and joy and fear and amazement at this man and his family.  My hopes and fears are with him...and I expect so much.

From NH this early morning, 15-6 and 17-10 are great beginnings.  Great beginnings to a new day of hope filled with many statistical events that I pray will allow Senator Obama to lead our damaged country thru a much needed time of healing.

Senator and Mrs. Obama, I feel the pain that you and your family are enduring.  I have lost a partner when he was 33, never fulfilling his greatest potential due to a horrible disease that took his life.  And fighting to see him in the hospital and have some say over funeral arrangements made it hurt even more.  No one should have to fight to spend precious time with a loved one.  We should allow dignity in time of death and grieving.  Two weeks later, my best friend died.

I also lost my father just a few months after he achieved his 50th wedding anniversary.  And around the same time, I lost my best friend to alcoholism, just when we should be planning for the best years of our life together.

Today, my brother just lost his job after 19 years.  At times it feels overwhelming.

But now I realize that my best years are forthcoming.  I have HOPE!
God bless you Barack Obama.
May you live a long and fruitful life, and may you help us all, every single one of us, achieve the same.

I cry tears of joy at the prospect of your life and legacy on this great country and my individual life and the lives of others.  

You are my hopes.  You are my dreams.  You are my sense of well-being.
Rock the world

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