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That’s what kept some of our parents and grandparents going when times were tough. What led them to say, “Maybe I can’t go to college, but if I save a little bit each week, my child can. Maybe I can’t have my own business but if I work really hard my child can open up one of her own. It’s what led those who could not vote to say “if I march and organize, maybe my child or grandchild can run for President someday.”
That’s what hope is–that thing inside that insists, despite all evidence to the contrary, that there are better days ahead. If we’re willing to work for it. If we’re willing to shed our fears. If we’re willing to reach deep inside ourselves when we’re tired, and come back fighting harder.
I went to the Barack Obama rally Sunday night at Nippert Stadium, University of Cincinnati. It was a pretty rocking crowd. So, rocking in fact, that every time that Obama whipped the crowd into a frenzy, my photos ended up being blurry due to the vibration.
We were pretty far away from the stage this time, even with the volunteer passes. But, at least we got to sit during the 3+ hours of waiting.
It was estimated that 27,000 people had attended the rally.
Story about the rally in today’s Cincinnati Enquirer with transcript of the speech:
Obama: Change ‘two days’ away
UPDATE: More pictures from 5chw4r7z.
UPDATE: 11/10/2008 Amazing closeup photos from Midwest Latino. I have no idea what you have to do to get this close.
Barack Obama Rally Nov. 2, University of Cincinnati
Pictures and my account of the Barack Obama Rally at the University of Cincinnati
Great pictures! I wish I could have been there.
Thanks. I wish I had my bigger camera, but at the last rally they told me that I couldn’t take in a camera with a detachable lens. But, this time around I saw people who actually got in with one.