I’ve been shopping at the same grocery store for about 5 years – the Kroger on Moreland Avenue in Atlanta. Most of the people who work there are African American. Because I’m a fairly social person, I have gotten to know 5 or 6 of the staff there fairly well.
Just got back from getting groceries there. The excitement on just about every one of these faces was awesome. I know these people and I have talked to them about politics because of the nature of this election. I think very few of them would have votred for Obama if he was incompetent. I would be willing to bet few of them voted for Sharpton or Jackson, for example.
I was wearing an Obama t-shirt, and I got a high five from a kid who was about 10 years old. I almost lost it right there. His parents can now tell him he can grow up to be president – and they can mean it.
Anyway, you could cut through the excitement and pride with a knife over there today!
We did it. Well, YOU did it. I couldn’t vote, but I shamed people into it, dragged them to the polls, and was a pain in the ass to a lot of people (including, by the way, a couple black people in my office who didn’t think their votes would make a difference in Georgia!) Hopefully, I did my part, too.