Friday, August 29, 2008

Never Been So Proud

From a correspondent in Denver:

Your dire predictions about Hillary supporters did not materialize....did you hear how the role call vote went? I was in the hall - it was amazing. Arkansas led the way with a gracious statement calling Hillary an "adopted daughter" and then calling for unity and casting all its votes for Obama. New Hampshire, New Jersey graciously and admirably followed suit. Then New Mexico ceded to Illinois, who presumably would put Obama over the top. THEN Illinois ceded to New York, Hillary marched up the aisle to surprise and delight of all, and moved to stop the voting and nominate Obama by acclaimation...(some parliamentary thing) - she could not have shown more leadership to support Obama and the hall erupted! It was a big surprise and wonderful.

And, in the stadium last night with 80,000+ people crying and cheering for an African-American Presidential nominee on the anniversary of the "I have a dream" speech...well, I have never been so proud to be an American.

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