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Barack Obama Makes History!

My wife has said she never thought in her lifetime or in those of her parents and grandparents, she'd see a Black man making a viable run for the Office of the President of the United States of America. I never even considered the possibility, so shame on me. When Mr. Obama, a senator from my home state of Illinois, announced he was running for President, I clearly remember watching the footage and saying to myself, "Okay...whatever."

Anyone who reads newspapers, has a computer, watches television or has been harassed to no end with campaign emails and invitations to join Facebook groups and websites (I sure have), knows how this story has unfolded. But behind the catchy slogans, the selection of the GQ inspired Gotham font for all the marketing materials, the furious campaigning, speech after speech after speech, the nasty infighting between candidates, the whole nauseating political process...one man made a determined decision (Not alone of course. I'm sure his wife was involved every step of the way.) with the deck completely stacked against him. He stood firm behind that decision the entire trip and has now changed the course of history --- forever --- barely two hundred years after the legal end of slavery in this nation.

Mr. Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., a man of color, has clinched the Democratic nomination for the Office of the President of the United States of America. If this isn't a lesson in determination and self-actualization for us all, I don't know what is.

I fully expect, before days end, to be spit at by a feminist.

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