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    Pre-Inauguration: Weepy Moments Already

    Crying update. Yesterday, I was overcome with emotion about Obama for the first time since November 5th. I've been searching for the video of Pam, who introduced Obama in Philadelphia at the kick-off of the whistle-stop tour. When I find it, I'll post it. Until then, you'll have to take my word for it. She was fantastic and my eyes filled with tears.

    Then, just a little while ago on CNN, I saw a group of kids from the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta sing a song they wrote for and to Obama. Again, as soon as I can find it, I'll post a video of the moment. If you're like me, you won't just get teary-eyed at the song, you will full out sob. From the song, you can tell that these kids know more about world events than many adults, and to say that the landmark of Obama as the first African-American president is incredibly meaningful to them isn't even close to descriptively adequate. As I watched, I realized that at least an entire generation of children has the potential to remain engaged in the political process in a way my generation has never been. I found myself thinking about how proud the parents of these boys and girls must be. And, I realized the weight of expectation that Obama now carries on his shoulders. And I cried and cried. I wasn't alone. The CNN reporter cried too. 

    The gravity of the moment is beginning to wash over me, and I'm not even in DC yet. 


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