Yesterday was 6 weeks until the U.S. Presidential Elections, which will be held on 6th of November. I thought I would do some reminiscing of 2008 Elections and this amazing day when Barack Obama was elected the first Black (actually half White half Black as he’s mother was White) 44th President of the United States. Both the election day and the Presidential Inauguration was an amazing experience and I was fortunate to be part of it.
In 2008-2009 I was studying at the George Washington University, a few blocks from the White House and I was able to be a part of the most exciting presidential election year in the history of America. On the election night I saw a lot of Americans crying from happiness and disbelief that they managed to see an African-American being elected a President. I hugged a 90 year old African-American woman, who did not believe it would happen in her lifetime and she couldn’t be more proud that day because she was fighting for this day to come herself, being involved in the Civil Rights Movement in the 60s. Regardless of the economic situation and if we agree with Obama’s policies or not, that cold day in November 2008 made quite a few people across the whole World believe in the U.S. and the American people. Let’s hope this year we will witness the same passion and devotion and we will be able to secure another 4 years for the best Presidential candidate America seen to date (besides Jimmy Carter).
The upcoming Presidential Debates:
October 3rd – Presidential Debate at the University of Denver, Colorado
October 11th – Vice-Presidential Debate at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky
October 16th – Presidential Debate at Hofstra University in Hampstead, New York
October 22nd – Presidential Debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida
4 years ago in Washington, D.C….
The U.S. Presidential Inauguration 2009
So patriotic and I am not even American!
Very vigorous and supportive crowd