From Springfield with Obama and Biden

I am leaving this quick post to tell you about the experience of attending the Obama-Biden rally in Springfield, Illinois this morning, Saturday, August 23. I will leave the substance of their speeches for a later date.

The heat was brutal today, here in Springfield, Illinois, but no one complained. Many waited the night before, but we were there bright and early and waited 5 hours in the scorching hot sun. Barack Obama started right on time, as promised, at 2pm, local time.

The supporters at the rally made Obama proud. After a long wait, hot sun, some even fainting, we all reached out to help one another, sharing water, hand fans, and excitement.  

It does something to you, to see them in the real.  You could feel the genuineness of their messages, enthusiasm and hope. Some things just don’t make it on the television. 

I learned a lot about Joe Biden today, and I was really impressed. 

It was an experience worth waiting for and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

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