This post is about to get really Obama-mushy. So, if that's not your thing - at least you've been warned.
Alright, so you know how Obama is taking his train ride to D.C. right now for his inauguration on Tuesday? Making stops along the way, giving speeches and stuff? Well, this CNN.com headline really grabbed my attention yesterday:
From the story:
"His welcome was raucous and animated, as the sea of people cheered, waved and took pictures. Tears rolled down one woman's face as Obama spoke. "We love you, Obama!" another yelled out. "I love you back," Obama answered calmly, eliciting a roar from the crowd."
Oh my God. Don't you wish you were there? That was in Baltimore. And as if that didn't make you love him enough, there's this:
"There will be false starts; there will be setbacks," he said. "There will be frustrations and disappointments. I will make some mistakes."
Did you hear that? MISTAKES! Yes, it's true! Sometimes, the president of the United States makes less-than-perfect choices! Why, sometimes, he may even need to correct course! Isn't that wild?
Anyway. I think I may just have to dance off this excited energy, as we usher in a new era of thoughtful U.S. presidency. Fortunately, 501 Studios has the same idea.
Thanks to East Austinite for tipping me off to this! Details:
The Independent @ 501 Studios
Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009, 9:00 PM
Free refreshments provided by Red Stripe Beer & more
RSVP Required. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org