On November 4, 2008, I snuck out of my Philadelphia office mid-afternoon, drove to the airport, and bought a ticket for the next flight out to Chicago. It was becoming clear from the early results that Obama was going to win the presidency, and I had to be there.
I was in Grant Park as polls closed across the States, votes were counted, and the election was won. When Obama and his family took the stage and he gave his victory speech, my heart swelled with pride for my fellow citizens and our new President.
Four years later, I am as proud of President Obama as I was on that euphoric night in Chicago. Vote Obama 2012.