I think my dad is going to be tickled that I posted this video clip.
I wanted to upload this file after Elections because I didn’t want to jinx anything. Plus, Election Day and the results kept me crazy busy in the newsroom.
I had to sleep on Election Night because I had to be back at work by 2:30 AM the next day. While I was sleeping, Mark slipped into bed and held my hand.
“Obama is president,” he whispered. I felt a shudder in my heart. He repeated it again and hugged me.
As for that shudder in my heart, that was Hope blooming.
More than 3 years ago, I covered the Illinois Delegation for the Medill News Service in Washington D.C. On my first day on Capitol Hill, I interviewed the new junior Senator from Chicago. All the new lawmakers were assigned tiny offices, including Senator Barack Obama.
On his first day, the DC press corps was crowded into Obama’s basement office. Journalists lobbied questions at him from the left and right. His press secretary promised us one-on-one interviews after the first media availability. That’s when I introduced myself to the next President of the United States.
Anything’s possible. Anything.