Not sure I can even describe it but…
I was lucky enough to be in Chicago last night to see the entire city (and country) go crazy over Obama’s win. I seriously don’t remember an election during my lifetime when I, my friends, my family and my community were so completely ecstatic.
What was so exciting was proving that the rhetoric about our generation being willing to update our status updates on Facebook to react to the debates, buy a Barack the Vote shirt or friend Obama on MySpace without actually being willing to show up at the polls, proved completely inaccurate.
Last night, as someone who gave up my TV in an attempt to make good use of the free wifi in my building and get rid of an extra bill, I found myself craving broadcast TV. The pundits I grew up with are hard to follow through delicate live stream connections. I ran into a local bar to catch Obama’s speech. It just didn’t feel the same watching it online.
Anyway, here’s a little video I caught on election night as Mary Metcalf, Allie Osmar and I huddled in the Edelman Office, looking out over Grant Park as the crowd started pouring in.
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