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Quite well, Mrs. Palin - thank you very much.

I stayed up way too late, watching the returns. You can imagine my relief and joy when Ohio was called for President Barack Obama. I was also delighted to see Senator Sherrod Brown defeat Josh Mandel, despite the millions of dollars on negative ads spent by the superpacs.  When Pennsylvania was called for Obama - that was a turning point for me in terms of my pervasive anxiety that Americans were so entrenched in the Fox News alternate reality bubble that we would put Romney into office as the next president.

Yesterday I mentioned that I had been at President Obama's campaign kick-off rally.  I also attended the one at Ohio State University October 9, 2012, and I helped with phone banking, photography, and behind-the-scenes work for the UA for Obama campaign effort. Here are a few of my photos from the past six months that reflect the theme of hope and change, which was a focal point for the sadly misinformed Sarah Palin back in the 2008 campaign.

May 5, 2012, Campaign kick-off rally in Columbus, Ohio.

Michelle Obama introduces the President to the audience.
Michelle Obama at the Kick-off rally in Columbus, Ohio

President Obama sets the tone for the campaign.
President Barack Obama (Explored)

This is the true spirit of what we've been feeling in Ohio during the campaign.
Obama supporters

And, despite the right-wing conservative pundits, this is the way Ohioans are with regards to being hopeful and excited about a second term for President Obama.
Obama supporters

Labor Day Arts Festival, Upper Arlington, Ohio:

UA is a bastion of Republicans. Despite this, UA has a large group of committed campaigners.
Labor Day Arts Fest

Too young to vote, but excited about President Obama....
Labor Day Arts Fest

October 9, 2012 - campaign rally at Ohio State University:

Vote early! Yes, it worked.
DSC00948. 2012-10-09.AndiWolfe©2012.obama rally

Supporters:
DSC00923. 2012-10-09.AndiWolfe©2012.obama rally

Hours of waiting in line - no problem:
DSC00908. 2012-10-09.AndiWolfe©2012.obama rally

All cameras aimed at POTUS....
DSC01011. 2012-10-09.AndiWolfe©2012.obama rally

November 5, 2012 - final campaign rally in Ohio:
Obama Rally 11/05/12

And, the take home message is......
Forward!

Originally posted to UAOhioan on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 06:50 AM PST.

Also republished by Central Ohio Kossacks.

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