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Why I Voted for Barack Obama

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January 20, 2009 by Stephen

Watch the Inaugural Address of Barack Obama as seen from my point of view today.  Experience the weather, the people in the crowd, the noise – the ‘video quality’ is not the greatest, but the quality of the moment is priceless.

Today I attended the Inauguration of Barack Obama. It was a cold and windy day. It was also very crowded. I basically spent the day with about 2 million friends – and they all seemed to be with me on the Metro, on the streets, on the sidewalks, and on the Mall. While it was a huge hassle to travel down to D.C. from Virginia (it took me about 4 hours to get from my house to my place on the Mall), it was well worth it. It was worth it to be a part of history.

I went to the Inauguration because I love history and I wanted to be a part of history. I also went because I voted for Obama back on Election Day. Obama is the first Democrat for whom I’ve voted for President. I have historically voted Republican, but I now consider myself an Independent. I voted for Obama because I believed (and still do) that he represented the best future for our country. I don’t agree with all his positions, but I do think he has the best interests of our nation at heart and will do his best to lead honorably. He’s a much needed breath of fresh air. Today’s events only confirmed that belief.

I pray that God will give President Obama the strength and wisdom he will need to lead our nation. May God bless him and his family.

For coverage of the Inauguration, check out the Washington Post’s Inauguration Central.

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