The picture above is of some friends and me right before we went to canvass in Chantilly, Virginia for Obama. I have to say that the outlook is pretty promising–everyone I talked to was an Obama supporter. But of course, it ain’t over til it’s over.

I have a range of emotions right now. I was very hurt when I found out that Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, had passed away. Then it really hit me when I logged onto Jack and Jill Politics and saw this. At the same time, I am hopeful that after tonight, we may very well have our first Black President of the United States of America. I am nervous, because I remember what happened in 2004. I am anxious, because after 21 long months I’m just ready for it to be over.

I also would be remiss if I didn’t say how inspiring it is to see my people united for a cause. I don’t know if we have seen this kind of unity since the Civil Rights Movement. I love the pride in my people’s voice when they say they’ve voted or when they tell me they voted early. At the polls today, I saw single moms with their children, buppies with their fraternity bags and their suits, the homboys from the corner I see every day. It almost brought a tear to my eye.

A few things:

  • So most of you have heard that Obama won in Dixville Notch, NH. Yes, it is a small town but it is the first time it has gone to a Democrat since Humphrey. FiveThirtyEight says this means nothing and it is NOT predictive but hey, we’d rather be up 15-6 than down, right?
  • Stereohyped is asking for your election stories….so send ’em on over!
  • Jack and Jill Politics has a great video on protecting your right to vote, including what to bring and do at the poll
  • I might have a guest blogger this week or next…stay tuned.