FINALLY! We've been talking about this election for months and months and months. In some ways, I cannot believe it is here. I got up early this morning to go and vote. I planned to go later in the day, but my excitement would not allow me to sleep. When I arrived at my polling place I could not believe the line. It was so long that I could not see the end of it when I drove up. As I walked and talked with other voters, it became clear that every single African American around me was excited, proud, emotional and enthusiastic. There was an air of camaraderie and a sense of history all around us. Everyone had cameras, and I took a picture of the line as I stood there. Ultimately, I waited for 3 hours. I was tired, but when I cast my ballot for the Obama-Biden ticket, a smile spread across my face and I honestly felt like I was casting a ballot for a family member or brother. I never thought the day would come when I could cast a ballot for an African American President. I'm so glad that I was wrong. This is a magnificent day for ALL Americans.
Wherever you are, please vote. And if you run into problems at the polls, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE.